U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county – White Privilege Kills

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county – The Washington Post

“The new research echoes other findings in recent years that show that the United States is failing to keep up with improvements in longevity seen in other affluent nations. In 2013, researchers described what they called a “health disadvantage” in the United States when compared to peer countries. More recent research has focused on “diseases of despair” that have contributed to a dramatic spike in death rates among midlife working-class whites.”

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