Correspondence Inequalities in non-communicable diseases in Israel
In their analyses of the inequality of prevalence of non-communicable disease, Khitam Muhsen and colleagues (June 24, 2017, p 2531)1 discuss the discrepancy in life expectancy between Arabs and Jews in Israel, which has been increasing over the past 25 years. Although the paper reviews differences in cause-specific mortality and in several risk factors for non-communicable diseases, Muhsen and colleagues did not explore the contribution of the major differences in socioeconomic status between these two groups.
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