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Your Zip Code Could Indicate When You Will Die
Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2013 | MEGAN WILLETT

Posted on 07/12/2013 7:38:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 07/12/2013 7:43:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Where you live in the U.S. could affect your lifespan, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: death; health; lifeexpectancy; longetivy; redstates; virginia; zipcode
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

Not only that, if you have the zipcode 00666, you are eternally damned as well!

21 posted on 07/12/2013 9:00:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I find it strange that Washington state is run by the feminazis, yet the projected lifespan for males and females is the same in the Puget Sound area.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 9:06:43 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: miss marmelstein
one area of the country just makes life SEEM longer


23 posted on 07/12/2013 9:11:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: alancarp
Thanks but no thanks, to moving to inner urban area so my lifespan "might" increase!

I'm counting on safer suburbs with concealed carry "rights" on helping out my longevity status.

We also have very good emergency services, access to quality docs and topnotch police/firefighter folk to insure helping overall environment of longevity status!

24 posted on 07/12/2013 9:25:54 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just looking the counties that they looked at is telling. In the ‘positive’ side are major metro areas with lots of hospitals and docs and health care. These areas also have many choices for grocery shopping. Overall these areas are populated by better educated people with larger incomes thus allowing them the ability to live longer. The low end counties are truly out in the boonies. Getting medical help or even groceries is an activity that must be planned on. The ERs are not just around the corner. Many of these counties have no 24 hour stores available. And the folks living in these counties are ordinary people (many of who, are farmers) just trying to live life day to day.

Being in the boonies myself I will take that over the insanity of those large metro areas

25 posted on 07/12/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm...since when is OK a southern state?

take away: when you run outta zip, you code.

26 posted on 07/12/2013 10:00:21 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Mr. K

Coorelation is not causation. Granted. But there must be a reason. If you did identical plots for white and black population separately, I bet there would be far less regional disparity. The disparity is probably more related to race than locale. The other interesting thing is that three of the counties with the highest *increase* in longevity are all in New York City. New York’s five boroughs are each a county in the state. Borough = County:

Manhattan = New York County
Brooklyn = Kings County
The Bronx = Bronx County
Queens = Queens County
Staten Island = Richmond Count.

The time period included Rudy Juliani’s successful effort to rein in the Dinkins Crime Wave. New York courts appear determined to revive the good old days of David Dinkins.

27 posted on 07/12/2013 10:13:05 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now I know what they mean by, “Almost Heaven, West Virginia.”

28 posted on 07/12/2013 11:10:53 AM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: SkyDancer
So like a gal in her 50’s moves to a good zip code she’ll live longer? Or maybe if she’s in her 80’s she’ll live to be 110???

Exactly. Looking at anything will allow a pattern to develop, regardless of how random it may be. It doesn't mean it is statistically relevant.

This has as much logic behind it as the standby amount for content insurance on your homeowner's policy. I was told by my agent to use 30% of my home's value for a base in determining content value. So, with that logic in mind, when I moved from a $200k home to a $400k home, my crap doubled in value?!?!? Whatever...

29 posted on 07/12/2013 1:14:05 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should sort obesity rates by individual and household income,individual and household net worth and individual level of education and IQ.

30 posted on 07/12/2013 1:34:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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