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What's Killing Poor White Women?
The American Spectator ^ | September 3, 2013 | Monica Potts

Posted on 09/04/2013 6:59:45 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

White women who don’t graduate from high school—whose life expectancy has declined dramatically over the past 18 years. These women can now expect to die five years earlier than the generation before them. It is an unheard-of drop for a wealthy country in the age of modern medicine. Throughout history, technological and scientific innovation have put death off longer and longer, but the benefits of those advances have not been shared equally, especially across the race and class divides that characterize 21st--century America. Lack of access to education, medical care, good wages, and healthy food isn’t just leaving the worst-off Americans behind. It’s killing them.

The journal Health Affairs reported the five-year drop in August. The article’s lead author, Jay Olshansky, who studies human longevity at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a team of researchers looked at death rates for different groups from 1990 to 2008. White men without high-school diplomas had lost three years of life expectancy, but it was the decline for women like Crystal that made the study news. Previous studies had shown that the least-educated whites began dying younger in the 2000s, but only by about a year. Olshansky and his colleagues did something the other studies hadn’t: They isolated high-school dropouts and measured their outcomes instead of lumping them in with high-school graduates who did not go to college.

The last time researchers found a change of this magnitude, Russian men had lost seven years after the fall of the Soviet Union, when they began drinking more and taking on other risky behaviors. Although women generally outlive men in the U.S., such a large decline in the average age of death, from almost 79 to a little more than 73, suggests that an increasing number of women are dying...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health

1 posted on 09/04/2013 6:59:45 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Mobs of Amish yutes?


2 posted on 09/04/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It is just the beginning.

White women and men will no longer be treated,
or fully diagnosed, for malignant diseases.

ObamaCARE is not about treating people
(with the obvious exception of the very important
and special Congress, and their Staff and all Moslems),
but preventing delivering their previous excellent care.

Why? To give their organs
to important politicians and their Staff, who
will continue to get the finest care available.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

A lot more of them are smoking, doing drugs and eating junk...


4 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

If I had to guess, I’d say that birth control use, starting about 50 years ago, may be catching up to some old ladies.


5 posted on 09/04/2013 7:05:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"What's Killing Poor White Women?"

... Well..... DUH!!

...... It's obviously George W Bush!

6 posted on 09/04/2013 7:08:48 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What's Killing Poor White Women?

Elect DemoRats and watch your women die.

7 posted on 09/04/2013 7:09:46 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
This is a direct result of people being forced from work to welfare by the destruction of jobs by the eco-terrorist-globalists.

Now that we are forcing more poor whites out of the work pool and onto the welfare rolls, they are approaching the same mortality rates as the blacks who have traditionally been on welfare.

8 posted on 09/04/2013 7:10:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Perhaps they die when they’ve consumed the amount of food required to take them to 85 years old.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 7:10:41 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

From what I’ve heard the lifespan of poor white males has declined about the same amount.


10 posted on 09/04/2013 7:11:22 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy

But no one cares about that.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
There is no lack of access to education, medical care and healthy food.
There is plenty of smoking, drugs, poor food choices, screwing around (= infections and diseases) and other unhealthy life choices to explain it.

12 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:25 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MV=PY
LOLOL!!! tooo damn funny...
13 posted on 09/04/2013 7:19:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ya. I’m with the increased access to prescription drugs being a problem, including birth control.

I’d blame white men for not nurturing their households in a healthy manner, staying married, etc. as well.

The husband is the head of the wife- her prosperity is intrinsically linked to your following Biblical principles, IMHO.

There has been serious degradation in that arena.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 7:19:59 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Answer to question posed in headline without reading article:

Bath Salts and Meth use brought about by low self esteem because Daddy wasn't there to tell her that he loves her.

15 posted on 09/04/2013 7:22:26 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

crystal meth?


16 posted on 09/04/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Drugs and STDs.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 7:37:11 PM PDT by tiki
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What's Killing Poor White Women?

It's a worthwhile question, and I'm sure there are scientifically sound answers, but I didn't see them in the article.

18 posted on 09/04/2013 7:39:58 PM PDT by TChad
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I blame Obama.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 7:59:43 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail, eavesdrops and drinks during Ramadan)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

In a word, stress. It isn’t easy out there.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's roll!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Drugs?


21 posted on 09/04/2013 8:15:27 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

From reading he one example in the article, it is clear that Crystal was in poor health, had some bad habits and did not take care of herself.

That is a recipe for death no matter your race, gender or education.

Take care of yourself, don’t be a 200+ pound diabetic and you too can live past age 38.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 8:25:35 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: rhinohunter

Give this person a cigar, I think we have a winner.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 8:30:20 PM PDT by gusty
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Monica Potts can't see beyond her anti-male/anti-family prejudices. An open minded person reading the story quickly ID’s weakening of families drugs, the dependency state, overly sexualized society, etc being the cause.

In typical fashion, the author's "fixes" are just more corrosive statism and saying patriarchy.

24 posted on 09/04/2013 8:55:22 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: 2banana

I think they are poorer and have less support than they ever had. So many of them make the mistake of going from boyfriend to boyfriend and end up working full time and raising kids alone.

The feminist revolution was no friend of poor women. They can’t afford to be without a husband.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:06 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: BitWielder1

Good point. Seventh Day Adventists are typically a demographic noted for longevity; it would be interesting to see if the target demographic in that group fared as poorly.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 9:50:00 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is a direct result of people being forced from work to welfare by the destruction of jobs by the eco-terrorist-globalists.


So why are the eco-terrorists only killing off white women? The lifespan of unemployed black women hasn’t dropped 5 years.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 10:40:29 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Now that we are forcing more poor whites out of the work pool and onto the welfare rolls,”

Welfare pays enough to lead a very healthy life but the people that are om it live risky lives with drugs and alcohol and risky sex with multiple partners and getting aids.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 10:46:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Gee, all the war on poverty stuff is failing? Color me surprised!


29 posted on 09/04/2013 11:47:45 PM PDT by vpintheak (I am thankful to be God blessed & chosen! Are you!?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

30 posted on 09/04/2013 11:55:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Blame it on Video Screen Addiction & Texting OBSESSION......


31 posted on 09/05/2013 3:00:33 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This is what happens to young women when young men are systematically neutered by the culture.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 3:07:15 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
The post-WWII generation of poor women were more prone to utilizing the services of a dentist, for one. That good habit and perhaps even preventative hygiene appears to be fading. All manner of medical ills follow in the wake of having inflammatory gum disease and abscesses for years. Diet, horrible, rampant obesity and the diabetes that comes with it. Exercise, not much, sedentary. Promiscuity, STD’s, cancer later in life as a result. They've been undermined from every side for over a generation and now comes the dividend. At least the mortality and longevity numbers look prettier to the racial bean counters now, maybe they'll shut up but I'm not holding my breath for that.
33 posted on 09/05/2013 3:28:06 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2banana
Yep, I know several around here that died due to Rx drug overuse...

Oxy, percs and vics...

34 posted on 09/05/2013 3:30:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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