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  • Why Middle Class Whites Are Dying Faster (In 6 Painful Charts)

    03/26/2017 5:28:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2017 | Authored by Julia Belluz via Vox.com,
    In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US population.The research, by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and alcohol and drug overdoses.Since then, Case and Deaton have been working to more fully explain their findings.They’ve now come to a compelling conclusion: It’s complicated. There’s no single reason for this disturbing increase in the mortality rate, but a toxic cocktail of factors.In a...
  • Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    03/13/2017 9:20:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    npr.org ^ | December 8, 2016
    One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live. So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993 Most notably, the overall death rate for Americans increased because mortality from heart disease and stroke increased after declining for years....
  • US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

    12/07/2016 9:51:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2016 12:02 AM EST | Mike Stobbe
    A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. But last year it slipped, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an...
  • In US, rich may outlive poor by nearly 15 years: study

    04/11/2016 10:57:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | April 11, 2016
    Miami (AFP) - The richest Americans tend to outlive the poorest by almost 15 years, and that gap has grown since 2001, said a major study of income and life expectancy this week. The findings, published Sunday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, were based on more than one billion tax records from 1999 to 2014, as well as government mortality statistics. The gap in life expectancy between the richest one percent and the poorest one percent was 14.6 years for men and 10.1 years for women, said the study led by Raj Chetty, an economics researcher at...
  • Study: Mexico Violence So Extreme It's Causing Male Life Expectancy To Drop

    01/07/2016 2:58:29 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 01/07/2016 | The Associated Press
    In the most violence-plagued state, the loss added up to a stunning three years. A new study suggests that Mexico‘s drug violence was so bad at its peak that it apparently caused the nation‘s male life expectancy to drop by several months. Experts say the violence from 2005-2010 partly reversed decades of steady gains, noting that homicide rates increased from 9.5 homicides per 100,000 people in 2005 to more than 22 in 2010. That has since declined to about 16 per 100,000 in 2014.
  • Are You Over 70? Are You Ready To Die?

    09/30/2015 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Where did this headline come from, you may ask. All in good time, my little pretty. All in good time. We must start with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, coming out of the United Nations. A few months ago, this column examined the dubious and somewhat contradictory notion of sustainability, shortened from the original 1987 version sustainable development. The best working definition of this term, which is then invoked countless times in hundreds of documents, is Sustainability calls for a decent standard of living for everyone today without compromising the needs of future generations. Good luck finding any further clarification...
  • The End of South Africa

    02/12/2015 5:21:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe but thats how bad things were in 2002. And now theyre even worse. When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64 the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now its 56, the same as in Somalia. There are 132.4 rapes per 100,000 people per year,...
  • A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling

    09/21/2014 11:49:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 20, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, has an Atlantic article titled, Why I Hope to Die at 75, and subtitled, An argument that society and families and you will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly. Theres much I strongly disagree with there I want those I love to live far beyond 75, and I would like to do the same myself and in particular this passage (quoted by Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit)) strikes me as reflecting rather...
  • Life Expectancy at Birth by Race and Sex, 1930-2010

    08/14/2014 2:17:14 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 26 replies
    Infoplease ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    All races White Black Year Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female 2010 78.7 76.2 81.1 79.0 76.5 81.3 75.1 71.8 78.0 2007 77.9 75.4 80.4 78.4 75.9 80.8 73.6 70.0 76.8 2006 77.7 75.1 80.2 78.2 75.7 80.6 73.2 69.7 76.5 2005 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.2 69.5 76.5 20041 77.8 75.2 80.4 78.3 75.7 80.8 73.1 69.8 76.3 2003 77.5 74.8 80.1 78.0 75.3 80.5 72.7 69.0 76.1 2002 77.3 74.5 79.9 77.7 75.1 80.3 72.3 68.8 75.6 2001 77.2 74.4 79.8 77.7 75.0 80.2 72.2 68.6 75.5 2000 77.0 74.3...
  • A Map of State Life Expectancies (And What Country They're Closest To)

    02/04/2014 9:20:49 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 48 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4 Feb, 2014 | Gizmodo
    Americans are living longer, healthier lives79.8 years on averageranking 35th in the world in terms of life expectancy from birth. But where you live in the United States has a drastic impact on how far over or under the average your personal timeline will be. This illuminating map by the non-profit Measure of America shows how long you've likely got, and what country it's most similar to. Hawaiians top the longevity list with an average age of 81.3 yearsequal to Barbados but still lagging far behind Japan's average of 84 yearswhile Mississippi is dead last with a paltry average age...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • Ten Countries Where People Live Longest

    12/02/2013 8:51:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 12/02/2013 | By Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Michael B. Sauter
    Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving faster than this country. And despite the fact that the U.S. spends vastly more per capita on health care than any other country, Americans’ life expectancy is only 26th highest. Earlier this month, the Organizations for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a report highlighting the latest life expectancy figures for its 34 member nations as well as several other developed nations. According...
  • Need Freeper Analysis of Longevity Rates in Developed Nations

    11/24/2013 7:05:36 AM PST · by LS · 28 replies
    self | 11/24/2013 | LS
    Yesterday I heard a quack health foods doc on the radio repeat something we hear a great deal, only he claimed to have a source for it, namely that the U.S. is down the list in life expectancy among developed nations. Supposedly this was a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. I have some ideas as to why this may be (if indeed true) but I'd like some Freepers involved in medicine/insurance or other health-related fields to weigh in. What would account for the US having shorter life spans than, say, places such as Denmark or France?
  • Life span for uneducated white women now lower than that of uneducated black women

    09/09/2013 4:38:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    While most Americans can look forward to living longer than ever, thats not the case for white women who didnt graduate from high school. Their life expectancy has actually dropped by five years from 78 years in 1990 to 73 in 2008. More heartening is the finding that black women without a high school diploma saw their life expectancy increase by a year from 73 to 74. In fact, they can now expect to live a year longer than their white counterparts. The findings are from a study led by S. Jay Olshansky, a longevity researcher at the University...
  • Your Zip Code Could Indicate When You Will Die

    07/12/2013 7:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2013 | MEGAN WILLETT
    <p>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.</p>
  • Life Expectancy in Some U.S. Counties Is No Better Than in the Third World

    07/11/2013 3:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/11/2013 | Brian Resnick
    There's little good news in a report on American life expectancy from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. We'll begin with the silver lining: Between 1985 and 2010, life expectancy in the U.S. climbed from 78 to 80.9 years for females and from 71 to 76.3 for men.But this is no cause for celebration.Dig into the numbers of the report and two troubling trends become apparent. One: Compared with the rest of the industrialized world (OECD countries), America is falling behind. "These improvements are much less than what countries of similar income per capita...
  • This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart

    04/05/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-5-2013 | Grace Wyler
    This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart Grace WylerApr. 5, 2013, 6:31 PM In a speech at the Women In The World summit Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a startling fact: Women in the U.S. are living shorter lives than women in almost every other industrialized country. And worse yet, female mortality rates are actually rising in many parts of the country. "Think about it for a minute. We are the richest and most powerful country in the world," Clinton said. "Yet many American women today are living shorter lives than their mothers, especially...
  • Life expectancy up 29% under Obama

    10/05/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    MSNBC | 10/5/12
    In a startling development, the Federal Health and Human Services Department announced this morning that the average life expectancy of Americans has jumped to 98, a 29% increase since 1983. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in an unscheduled news conference this morning, addressed a crowd of reporters and health professionals. "We are proud to announce that as a result of President Obama's and First Lady Michelle's efforts over the past four years, the average life expectancy has risen 29%, to the age of 98. Programs to ban large soft drinks, force school children to eat arugala, close-down Chick-fil-A restaurants, and add...
  • What's killing America? U.S. ranks 28th in life expectancy...

    11/24/2011 8:45:20 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 89 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 24, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A new survey on health care is revealing that you may not be getting what you pay for if you check into a U.S. hospital. The U.S. healthcare system is more effective at delivering high costs than quality care than other developed nations, according to the study, conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. It found first-rate treatment for cancer but insufficient primary care for other ailments. The study said Americans pay more than $7,900 per person for healthcare each year - far more than any other OECD country - but still die earlier than their...
  • U.S. Life Expectancy Rose to Record High in 2009. Infant mortality rate also hits record low.

    03/18/2011 7:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Carpe Diem ^ | 03/16/2011 | Mark J. Perry
    ATLANTA (AP) -- "U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising to 78.2 years (see chart above). The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 - roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before. Deaths were down for a range of causes, from heart disease to homicide, so experts don't believe there's one simple explanation for the increase in life expectancy. Better medical treatment,...