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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:52 PM

6. Same source: Poverty, Nutrition, Under-50s Dying Young.

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-poverty-kids-health-687/


Over a quarter of US kids on food stamps, under-50s dying young reports


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Americans have lowest probability of surviving till 50. Also, new evidence revealed that younger generation of US citizens (those under 50) die earlier and have poorer health than their counterparts in other developed nations, according to a new study of health and longevity in US.

Americans have also a higher rate of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction.
The US also had the second-highest death rate from the most common form of heart disease and the second-highest death rate from lung disease.

Americans even had the lowest probability of surviving till the age of 50.

The study attempts to explain such low results by highlighting American disjointed healthcare system with a large number of uninsured citizens and high levels of poverty in the country as possible reasons for the outcome.

The 378-page report by a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council was based on a broad review of mortality and health studies and statistics and included other countries such as, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, Germany and Spain.

Link: http://rt.com/usa/news/us-poverty-kids-health-687/



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