Data

In order to facilitate further research and reporting on health inequality in the United States, we are providing 15 formatted data tables in Excel and Stata format, along with documentation for each table. These tables contain life expectancy estimates at age 40 by income and sex at various levels of geographic and temporal aggregation. In addition to life expectancy estimates, we provide estimates of trends in life expectancy by geographic area and an extensive set of commuting zone and county-level covariates.

We are also committed to ensuring that our work and methodology is accessible and replicable by others. All of the code and data required to replicate our results can be downloaded below.

Each of the 15 data tables published below and all of the code we have written is released to the public domain under a CC0 license to permit the widest possible reuse. If you use our code or data, we ask that you cite our 2016 JAMA paper.

Data Description

Download

Complete Set of Formatted Data Tables with Codebook

Excel file

Complete Set of Unformatted Data Tables

Excel file

Crosswalk Between Commuting Zones and Counties (1990 Boundaries)

CSV file

Data for Figures, Tables and Numbers in Text of JAMA Manuscript

ZIP file

Replication Code and Data

Code and Instructions

Data Only ZIP (1 GB)

Data and Results ZIP (3 GB)

Individual Data Tables

Table #

Geography

Contents

Aggregation

Download

1

National

Life expectancy estimates

Gender

Income Percentile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

2

National

Life expectancy estimates

Year

Gender

Income Percentile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

3

State

Life expectancy estimates

State

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

4

State

Life expectancy trends estimates

State

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

5

State

Life expectancy estimates

State

Year

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

6

CZ1

Life expectancy estimates

CZ

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

7

CZ2

Life expectancy estimates

CZ

Gender

Income Ventile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

8

CZ3

Life expectancy trends estimates

CZ

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

9

CZ3

Life expectancy estimates

CZ

Year

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

10

CZ

Characteristics (described in eTable 9)

CZ

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

11

County1

Life expectancy estimates

County

Gender

Income Quartile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

12

County

Characteristics (described in eTable 9)

County

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

13

International

Mean life expectancy at age 40

Country

Gender

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

14

National

Population and Death Counts in tax data and NCHS data

Gender

Age

Year

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

15

National

Mortality Rates

Gender

Age

Year

Income Percentile

Stata file

CSV file

Readme

1: Includes CZs or counties with populations larger than 25,000.

2: Includes CZs with populations larger than 250,000.

3: Includes the 100 largest CZs, with populations larger than 590,000.