TV News LIES

Monday, Dec 11th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Life expectancy falls for less-educated Americans

Life expectancy falls for less-educated Americans

E-mail Print PDF

Life expectancy USFor generations of Americans, it was a given that children would live longer than their parents. But there is mounting evidence that this trend has reversed itself for the country's least-educated whites, an increasingly troubled group whose life expectancy has fallen by four years since 1990.

Researchers have long documented that the most educated Americans were making the biggest gains in life expectancy, but now they say mortality data show that life spans for some of the least educated Americans are actually contracting.

Four studies in recent years identified modest declines, but a new one that looks separately at Americans lacking a high school diploma found disturbingly sharp drops in life expectancy for whites in this group. Experts not involved in the new research said its findings were persuasive.

The reasons for the decline remain unclear, but researchers offered possible explanations, including a spike in prescription drug overdoses among young whites, higher rates of smoking among less educated white women, rising obesity and a steady increase in the number of the least educated Americans who lack health insurance.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Study links birth control pill to increase in breast cancer risk

Birth control pills linked to cancer Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer...

VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care

VA hires practitioners with shady past Neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider racked up more than a dozen malpractice claims and settlements in two...

CVS Health, Aetna agree to $69B merger

CVS Health and Aetna agree to mergerCVS Health has announced it will buy insurer Aetna for about $69 billion, a deal which...

New patch could help heart attack patients with dead muscle

new patch could help dead heart muscleA patch that might one day help repair heart attack damage has been developed by researchers. The...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!