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.
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.
Why are New Jersey and Connecticut dark green?
Billy Joe Shaver~Live Forever
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?
an effort to make conservative states look like they are killing women....I don’t believe this so called study at all
Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virgina really are red states.
Fortunately for America, Hillary appears to be in fairly poor overall health herself.
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.
We may as well throw our hands in the air and ask, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
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.
This was from the comments on the article. This is clearly a phony study to promote a political agenda.
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.
Are they including stats on females in the womb? Cause I hear its getting a lot worse for them.
You might want to look at the correlation between ‘The Pill’ and breast cancer.
Quotes from that hag are to be dismissed, she being a major filthy liar anyway
No, the doing-it-all women are the thin, nonsmoking women who are living longer.
Why is that nonsense? Women actually walk in cities like NYC.
Letting them smoke and overeat?
Obesity and smoking.
Most professional women aren’t the overweight smokers who are dying young.
Female Hispanic immigrants are actually surprisingly long-lived.
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.
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?
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.
This may indicate that, after all, a woman’s place is in the home.
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.
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.
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.