Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Brits are healthier than Americans

Most of us don't expect the health of middle-aged people in UK and US to be too different, but a recent research found that the English are a lot healthier than the Americans.
Despite the fact that the United States spends more on medical care per capita than the United Kingdom ($5,274 vs. $2,164), at 12.5%, diabetes prevalence was 200% higher in the United States and hypertension was about 10% points higher. Heart disease was also 50% higher among Americans, while the rates of stroke, lung disease, and cancer were higher as well.
Researcher believe they "should look for explanation to the circumstances in which people live and work."

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