The Melting Pot

People who live in San Francisco or Fairfax County, Virginia, or Gunnison, Colorado, are enjoying some of the best life expectancies in the world. In some U.S. counties, however, life expectancies are on par with countries in North Africa and Southeast Asia.

University of Washington study via Timothy Taylor.

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  1. Jake says:

    Those are some scary statistics. Add to the notion that we continually spend more for less – in terms of health care quality.

    • robert jacobs says:

      we’re outpacing opec countries but life expectancy isn’t growing nearly as fast. might have a relation to the amount of end-of-life spending for terminal conditions.

  2. Trent says:

    “Life expectancy in the US is rising–but it is rising more slowly than life expectancy in other OECD countries.”

    3 sure things in life for Americans. Death, Taxes, and a love of the Big Mac.

  3. Lucas says:

    “heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), road injury and self-harm.”

    The most destructive, and preventable.

    • Hal says:

      People do what they want though. The beauty of freedom is you can kill yourself with a heart attack if you want to

  4. Wally says:

    “People who live in San Francisco or Fairfax County, Virginia, or Gunnison, Colorado, are enjoying some of the best life expectancies in the world.”

    These places seem to have liberal tendencies….