The Economist reports that there is a gap in longevity between rich and poor. And that this gap has been widening in the Western world.
Access to better health care, especially in the US, is a key variable. And, critically, where you live has a significant impact, if you happen to live in the US, for your longevity.
Amendments of the VBT tables have taken into account the positive changes in longevity, but fail to reflect the lifestyle differences between the richer and poorer cohorts, and completely ignore the geographical disparities in access to health services.