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This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart
TBI ^ | 3-5-2013 | Grace Wyler

Posted on 04/05/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by blam

This Map Of US Female Mortality Will Break Your Heart

Grace Wyler
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.

Bill Gardner

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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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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KEYWORDS: females; helath; hillary; lifeexpectancy; mortality
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1 posted on 04/05/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

F-ing lie.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 9:24:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: blam

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.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 9:26:55 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: blam

PS-Feminists aren’t for ALl women, just Liberal causes. What Conservative woman have they EVER supported???


4 posted on 04/05/2013 9:28:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: DManA

*ALL* too late at night to post.......


5 posted on 04/05/2013 9:28:43 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: blam
"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."

Well of course! The feminists have convinced women to become like men. So, just as men die younger, women are dying younger too!

6 posted on 04/05/2013 9:29:26 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blam

I don’t believe this crap for a second, It’s showing improvement in all urban areas which is nonsense.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 9:29:31 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: blam

It seems to me that many areas in the upper mid-west are largely white, so what is the government doing to help them?


8 posted on 04/05/2013 9:33:25 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: facedown
It’s showing improvement in all urban areas which is nonsense.

Yet another benefit of an EBT card. /s

9 posted on 04/05/2013 9:33:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: blam

Next week the colors will switch.... next month new colors added..
You know............. Why let a crisis go to waste..


10 posted on 04/05/2013 9:34:25 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: blam
Gee, I'm on the border of substantial improvement and worsening. I guess it's 50/50!
11 posted on 04/05/2013 9:35:33 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: blam

IMPROVING means nothing. Absolutley nothing. county by age would be meaninful.

This is a nothing article and a nothing statistic.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 9:37:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: blam

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.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 9:37:21 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: blam

My educated first opinion of what Hillary says is that it is propaganda for some future leftist agenda.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 9:38:51 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: MtnClimber

I’m thinking it is probably tied at least in part to rates of obesity.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 9:48:54 PM PDT by binreadin
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To: blam

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.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 9:49:52 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: originalbuckeye

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.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 9:50:22 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: DouglasKC

Hillary is living proof of that. Looks like she’s aged 10-15 years in the last four.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 9:51:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: blam

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.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 9:54:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: binreadin

Yes, they can try to say lesbian obesity is a result of general society and their homophobia, therefore impose taxes or fines.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: blam

21 posted on 04/05/2013 9:59:18 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: blam

Don’t worry about your mortality ladies. When Barry and the Left get the CW2 they yearn for started, everyone’s life spans are going to take hits — men, women, and children. In this war the American Left is going to find that payback is a real b-eye-itch.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 10:11:26 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: blam

Why are New Jersey and Connecticut dark green?


23 posted on 04/05/2013 10:11:54 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: blam
It's all a roll of the dice.

Billy Joe Shaver~Live Forever

24 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blam

Women stil live a lot longer than men, but the rate at which that gap is increasing is slowing. Therefore, we need to pump far more money into more womens health. As for the men, who cares?


25 posted on 04/05/2013 10:20:38 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: blam

an effort to make conservative states look like they are killing women....I don’t believe this so called study at all


26 posted on 04/05/2013 10:21:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: blam

Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virgina really are red states.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:14 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: blam

Fortunately for America, Hillary appears to be in fairly poor overall health herself.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 10:35:50 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: blam

Lately the drive by shootings in Chicago have been killing more 6 year old girls this year, instead of the usual 5 year olds we saw a year ago. This is 20% improvement.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 10:43:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: blam

We may as well throw our hands in the air and ask, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”


30 posted on 04/05/2013 10:56:42 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: blam
This is a stupid study. They are talking about suffering etc. They are saying it will break your heart. There are many problems with the survey. It appears to be a political document rather than a scientific document.

1. Americans are a highly mobile population. Most people don't live in the same place their whole lives. The women in a given county at the beginning of the survey period are not the same women at the end of the survey period.

2. The period of the survey was a period of high levels of immigration. Women at the end of the survey period were not even in America at the beginning of the survey period.

3. There is no accounting for lifestyle issues. Nothing about smoking, drug use etc.

4. There is no accounting for socioeconomic level of the women.

5. There is no accounting for genes and their influence on lifespan. There is no comparison of women's lifespan and their parent's lifespan.

5. It is assumed that there is some flaw in the medical care available in the U.S. The assumption in the write up is medical care for women has gotten worse.

The only thing that breaks my heart about this is the researchers dishonesty.

31 posted on 04/05/2013 11:05:46 PM PDT by detective
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32 posted on 04/05/2013 11:08:41 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Which, sadly, Duane did not get to live to see.)
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“Well, there’s a perfectly good explanation: the Republican party lies to the poor and less-educated white portion of the population and persuades them to vote for policies that are extremely detrimental to them. The main trick is to blow the “I don’t want my taxes going to _them_” dog whistle.”

This was from the comments on the article. This is clearly a phony study to promote a political agenda.

33 posted on 04/05/2013 11:22:07 PM PDT by detective
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To: DManA

I’m a doctor and not sure what to make of this.

They have the mortality rate change...but not the average age of death.

I wonder how many deaths are from lung cancer (40 years ago we mainly saw it in men but now we see it in women) and from diabetes/obesity.

But as a whole, the map is meaningless.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 11:51:11 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: blam

Are they including stats on females in the womb? Cause I hear its getting a lot worse for them.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 11:53:44 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DManA

You might want to look at the correlation between ‘The Pill’ and breast cancer.


36 posted on 04/06/2013 12:26:24 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: blam

Quotes from that hag are to be dismissed, she being a major filthy liar anyway


37 posted on 04/06/2013 12:48:48 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: originalbuckeye

No, the doing-it-all women are the thin, nonsmoking women who are living longer.


38 posted on 04/06/2013 12:54:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: facedown

Why is that nonsense? Women actually walk in cities like NYC.


39 posted on 04/06/2013 12:55:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Amberdawn

Letting them smoke and overeat?


40 posted on 04/06/2013 12:56:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: binreadin

Obesity and smoking.


41 posted on 04/06/2013 12:57:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DouglasKC

Most professional women aren’t the overweight smokers who are dying young.


42 posted on 04/06/2013 12:58:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Yardstick

Female Hispanic immigrants are actually surprisingly long-lived.


43 posted on 04/06/2013 12:59:39 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NoLibZone
I can state without even knowing who the GOP will slect that most Freepers will oppose the GOP Candidates for 2016.

Many such morons will no doubt read your words and wax indignant. And, as a result, we will be well and truly screwed!

Voting has nothing to do with principles.

44 posted on 04/06/2013 1:03:22 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: LadyDoc

I think if you overlay the long lifespan of Hispanic women with smoking and obesity rates by region the map makes lots of sense. As to the experience of Hispanic women, the causes are unclear: Only the healthy immigrating? Strong social networks?


45 posted on 04/06/2013 1:10:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: detective

The blogger is clearly a lefty, but he’s merely quoting the data from someone else’s study. Don’t know how those who did the study spun it, because I didn’t sign up at the source, but the data itself isn’t necessarily biased.


46 posted on 04/06/2013 1:14:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: blam

Workplace stress?

This may indicate that, after all, a woman’s place is in the home.


47 posted on 04/06/2013 2:04:13 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: facedown

Look at that map. All the Liberal areas appear to be doing great while coincidentally all the Conservative areas are doing worse. I call B.S.


48 posted on 04/06/2013 2:18:17 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: 9YearLurker

All women do-it-all - even if you’re just one of those stay at home moms. I believe heart attacks are waaaaay up among women - probably caused by stressful workloads and other factors.

I’m also mystified why some twin obesity and smoking. Actors and models all spoke (often secretly) to stay SLIM. It’s giving up all that smoking that’s contributed to the obesity trouble in this country.


49 posted on 04/06/2013 3:25:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I was responding to OP’s posting that feminism’s leading to women ‘doing it all’ was the cause.

And obesity and smoking are factors in early death. They of course don’t have to go together, but they are both class-related in the US and more prevalent in more heavily working-class regions.


50 posted on 04/06/2013 3:34:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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