Skip to comments.This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart
Posted on 04/05/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by blam
This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart
Apr. 5, 2013, 6:31 PM
In a speech at the Women In The World summit Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a startling fact:
Women in the U.S. are living shorter lives than women in almost every other industrialized country. And worse yet, female mortality rates are actually rising in many parts of the country.
"Think about it for a minute. We are the richest and most powerful country in the world," Clinton said. "Yet many American women today are living shorter lives than their mothers, especially those with the least education. That is a historic reversal that rivals the decline in life expectancy for Russian men after the disintegration of the Soviet Union."
We looked into Clinton's claims, and it appears she is correct.
A study published last month by the Journal of Health Affairs found that between 1992-96 and 2002-06, the number of premature deaths actually rose for women in some parts of the country
The research, conducted by David Kindig and Erika Cheng of the University of Wisconsin, found that nationally the female mortality rate fell from 324 to 318 per 100,000 during that period.
But in 42.3 percent of counties, the female mortality rate rose, from 317 to about 333 per 100,000. Male mortality rates, by contrast, rose in only about 3 percent of counties.
Check out the map below, via Bill Gardner at the Incidental Economist. Red means that mortality worsened.
As Clinton noted in her speech, the reasons for this trend are varied.
We did find significant associations between mortality rates and some of these factors, such as smoking rates for both sexes," Kindig and Cheng wrote. "But socioeconomic factors
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Women MAY be dying earlier but it is because of stress from doing ‘it all’. Remember when the Feminists said we could ‘have it all’? It really meant we would just have to do it ALL. Work, take care of kids, clean, cook, laundry, etc., etc., etc.
PS-Feminists aren’t for ALl women, just Liberal causes. What Conservative woman have they EVER supported???
*ALL* too late at night to post.......
Well of course! The feminists have convinced women to become like men. So, just as men die younger, women are dying younger too!
I don’t believe this crap for a second, It’s showing improvement in all urban areas which is nonsense.
It seems to me that many areas in the upper mid-west are largely white, so what is the government doing to help them?
Yet another benefit of an EBT card. /s
Next week the colors will switch.... next month new colors added..
You know............. Why let a crisis go to waste..
IMPROVING means nothing. Absolutley nothing. county by age would be meaninful.
This is a nothing article and a nothing statistic.
The feminazi’s are directly to blame for this. They wanted to live in a man’s world...a world of high stress and danger. They got it. Now their lifespan will be as short or or shorter than a mans.
My educated first opinion of what Hillary says is that it is propaganda for some future leftist agenda.
I’m thinking it is probably tied at least in part to rates of obesity.
Any chance this is due to illegal immigration moving inward? The blue border areas have already been impacted and stabilized. The red areas represent the new frontier of immigration, which will experience an increased percentage of poorer women, even second generation immigrant women. Just a thought. Don’t know if the stats reflect immigration impact or not.
If that’s the case, than why is it that according to the map, more conservative, rural counties are suffering this problem more than liberal leaning urban/suburban ones? If the study the chart was based on was garbage, well, that’s one thing, and certainly a possibility, but to accept it and and use it to back your case on women in society, when the details undercut your argument, doesn’t make any sense.
Hillary is living proof of that. Looks like she’s aged 10-15 years in the last four.
Get ready for President Clinton again.
I can state without even knowing who the GOP will slect that most Freepers will oppose the GOP Candidates for 2016.
and 2020, 2024,2028,2032...
Until Reagan, the former union leader, amnesty signing, but forgiven, president rises from the dead ,we shall not rally.
Yes, they can try to say lesbian obesity is a result of general society and their homophobia, therefore impose taxes or fines.