Numbers Don't Lie

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

One country, different life expectancy

Although we live in the same country (US), where we live, combined with our race and income, plays a huge role in the nation's mortality disparities. For example, the life expectancy gap between 3.4 million high-risk urban black males and the 5.6 million Asian female was 20.7 years in 2001. In general, life expectancy is higher among Americans living in the rural Northern Plains, while rates are much lower in the South.



Blogger Divineweb said...

These information are really great!

- Mac

12:45 PM

Blogger Sicilian said...

Numeric. . . I think this information will help us to reach out to people who have not been educated enough about life choices and their health ramifications. Those choices impact their health. . . drinking, smoking, over eating. . . are the biggest cause of chronic diseases.

12:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have ever lived in the south--which I did for a few years--you will find the diet is much different and higher in fat. popular food are cooked in fat and many times deep fried. I am not sure it is so much education as culture. I know a lot of educated Southerners who still prefer the traditional southern cooking.

5:40 PM

Blogger Jen said...

As long as you live your life well, who really cares how long you live it for? Besides, it will end eventually no matter what we eat.

10:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Japanese drink and smoke a lot, yet they have the highest life expectancy in the world. Diet and green tea play an important role here.
That doesn't mean I encourage drinking and smoking, though.

1:23 AM


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