America is experiencing the greatest gap in life expectancy across regions in the last 40 years
Jeremy there is so much wrong with your logic and stats.
Every single abortion ends a life lowering the life expectancy of the baby to zero. So greater access by design lowers life expectancy.
Drug overdoses would plummet with the closing our borders to the flood of illegal drugs from China and Central America.
If we could prevent suicide in this country life expectancy would skyrocket. That is mental health awareness and care not gun control.
Also lowering dependence on tobacco and alcohol would increase life expectancy among all races and income levels
I wonder what is going on in the outliers such as Hudspeth and Presidio Counties in TX or Union County FL. Is it simply that they have small populations and therefore more statistical "noise", or is there something else interesting going on?
HOORAY - FINALLY DATA TO SUPPORT WHAT I SUPPOSED: REPUBLICANS ARE KILLING THEMSELVES FASTER THAN THE REST OF THE POPULATION. BAD LUCK, GOP!
Extremely interesting. I don't understand the graph showing health care costs per capita, though. I don't understand what it's representing exactly - the lines begin and end in different spots, so is that showing a range? If so, why are we given an average per capita? Is healthcare really that expensive in Switzerland and Norway? Do those countries support people who can't afford those costs or is it like the US?
Bah, Not one mention of documented rate of homicide and suicides by primarily guns. Politics without accurate context with data is just wrong.
Re the relationship between income and longevity, it may be that people that are intellectually capable of making higher incomes are also intellectually capable of making better decisions regarding healthy lifestyles. Longevity and incomes may be indirectly related, not directly related. Logically this hypothesis hangs together. It would be worth looking at.
It would have been good to see life expectancy added to the comparison across countries, that data is usually a real downer but quite informative.
"Some people say" you plagiarized that first image from a map of the Confederacy shortly after Bull Run.
Minor quibble. On the second chart Income v Life Exp, the linear regression looks like a really bad fit once it gets to the high income - high life exp range. Personally I would have left it off.
What’s going on in Alaska? Isn’t that mostly white?
The map needs to be able to expand further. I was looking for my county in eastern Michigan, and the map wouldn't expand far enough for me to tell.
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