Tuesday, October 19, 2010

US slips to 49th in life expectancy: study

life expectancy childhood abuse trauma mortality death 1 US slips to 49th in life expectancy: studySahil Kapur - ... The United States currently ranks 49th in the world in overall life expectancy, according to a study published in the academic journal Health Affairs, slipping dramatically during the last decade.

"As of September 23, 2010, the United States ranked forty-ninth for both male and female life expectancy combined," concludes the study, conducted by Columbia University health policy professors Peter A. Muennig and Sherry A. Glied, which will appear in the November edition of the influential peer-reviewed journal.

The noteworthy decline is highlighted by the fact that in 1999, the World Health Organization ranked the US as 24th in the world in the same category, life expectancy. ...

The study was flagged by a Daily Kos blogger and elevated by Glenn Greenwald of Salon. Apart from coverage in some blogs, medical journals, and an article by Reuters, it received scant attention in the mainstream US press.

via US slips to 49th in life expectancy: study | Raw Story.


Ann said...

This shows the importance of the internet and bloggers, such as Xeno!

The US life expectancy is now in 49th place in the world! This is startling news.

Who reported this study?

Daily Kos blogger
Glenn Greenwald Salon.com
And, the Reuters news article.

So, when those who enjoy the status quo, who are doing very fine the way things are now, which must include the very wealthy elite, start reeling in on the freedoms of the internet, be forewarned.

So, in what area has the U.S. rank as #1 in the world?

The U.S. has consistently stayed on #1 in the number of prisoners and the delivery of military weaponry.

There are about 738 prisoners per 100,000 people in the U.S. in 2006. Compare this with Russia: 611/100,000, or China with only 118/100,000. Although China has an inclination to execute criminals, it does so at a rate only slightly greater than that in Texas, considering numbers of executed per total population.

In 2006 the U.S supplied 51.87% arms to the world. From 1999 to 2006 Russia has moved up from less than 10% to just over 20%. UK is at about at 12%, and China - around 3%.

arjay001 said...

Underhanded support of universal health care.

Ann said...

Nope, nothing "underhanded" here. It's clear, open and honest.