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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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KEYWORDS: females; helath; hillary; lifeexpectancy; mortality
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To: miss marmelstein

I would never argue against equal pay for equal work and equal hiring opportunities.

But yeah, major chunks of our society have made poor choices in the resulting environment.

81 posted on 04/06/2013 6:39:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: blam

The link does not now work.

82 posted on 04/06/2013 6:41:57 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: blam

You can thank feminism for that. These days a woman has to be mother, father, sole provider for too many families. Often with NO emotional support from anyone.

83 posted on 04/06/2013 6:42:38 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Cementjungle
Lately the drive by shootings in Chicago have been killing more 6 year old girls this year,

Impossible, guns are illegal in Chicago therefore gangbangers can't get them. The 6 year old girls are probably being killed by drive-by spear chunkers.

84 posted on 04/06/2013 6:45:10 AM PDT by epow ( He is risen, He is risen indeed"")
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To: blam

I assume this includes aborted women.

85 posted on 04/06/2013 6:45:48 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: G Larry
You might want to look at the correlation between ‘The Pill’ and breast cancer.

...and the link between abortion and breast cancer; smoking, lack of exercise, weekly trips to Cracker Barrel and Shoney's after church, unhealthy diets...

86 posted on 04/06/2013 6:45:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: theBuckwheat

It’s a map of historically independent people whose moral code held going on government assistance to be a shameful thing being driven into the ground, in comparison to historically dependent people or those who have given in being subsidized. Punishment and reward, from those who have always meted out such things when in control.

87 posted on 04/06/2013 6:53:00 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Coldwater Creek

No argument here and it’s that time of year.

88 posted on 04/06/2013 6:55:02 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: ilovesarah2012
My grandmother was born in 1879 and lived to be 100.

It's in the genes, if you don't smoke or have a fatal accident you will probably have a long life as well.

My mom was born in 1911 and died at 97, her mom died at 95, her mom at 92, and her mom at 102. All of them except my mom raised large families and outlived their husbands by quite a few years. Unfortunately for me my dad's family didn't have good genes to pass on to their male descendants.

89 posted on 04/06/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT by epow ( He is risen, He is risen indeed"")
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To: epow
Unfortunately for me my dad's family didn't have good genes to pass on to their male descendants.

If they didn't have good genes to pass on you wouldn't be here to post this. If longevity is valued above other qualities and traits with a genetic component, sire children later in life and keep doing it across generations.

And, keep marrying and fathering children with women who have a higher likelihood of longevity, which from your description sounds as if it's already being done, intentionally or not.

The X chromosome of the male XY is the contribution of the mother, after all. One X of the female XX is the contribution of the father.

Of my four grandparents, three lived to ninety or more, one died at 57 from a heart attack. Guess which one I most closely resemble? I've given the subject some thought, lol.

90 posted on 04/06/2013 7:42:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Blackirish
“White,liberal woman,with graduate degrees and zero to one kid live in cities like New York, Chicago, San Fran. They tend not to smoke belong,to gyms, walk more and have 1st class medical centers nearby. No surprise.”

You have correctly pointed out that the "study" does not account for lifestyle or socioeconomic factors. That alone is a major flaw and reason not to believe the false narrative in the "study".

I think you have fallen for the false premise in the “study” narrative that there is a cause and effect relationship between geographical location and health and mortality.

The data in the "study" it is based on some kind of average. There is far more variation within each county than between counties.

There is no attempt to address any of the variations in lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, etc.

The average life expectancy in the U.S. is over 70 years old. Very few Americans live their entire life within one county. The health care they receive varies throughout their lifetime and takes place at many different locations.

This “study” has nothing to do with health care. It is political disinformation.

91 posted on 04/06/2013 7:48:02 AM PDT by detective
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To: 9YearLurker

Well, I was being sarcastic....

92 posted on 04/06/2013 11:37:25 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 9YearLurker; Dusty Road

Hispanic women have a higher rate of diabetes than white women (as do Native American...the link is that most Hispanics in the US are “metziso” with Native American blood). So I would guess diabetes might be a reason. Also Hipanic women don’t get pap smears or mammograms, so those cancers might be killing quite a few.

White women tend to have lung cancer at a high rate: the rate has gone way up because of smoking. Also breast cancer has gone way up too: either because they don’t have as many kids or from hormones or phytoestrogens in the environment....

High blood pressure is much more common in the black population, especially women, and often they are not treated, don’t take their pills because they don’t understand why they need pills because they feel okay.

As for violence: As one cop told me: The Hispanic women are beaten, but stay with their husbands. The black women are beaten, but usually throw the bum out or hit back.

I have seen a lot of domestic abuse of all sorts, but no women killed (kids killed by parents or boyfriends yes, but not women who died). So I am not an expert in this area.

93 posted on 04/07/2013 9:08:18 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: LadyDoc

Here’s an article on Hispanics, and Hispanic women, having the highest life expectancy in the US:

94 posted on 04/08/2013 4:40:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FredZarguna

Most of the time Hillary gets softball interviews. She to speak slowly and deliver speeches and answers to questions with a big smile. She probably expects to get an easy interview everywhere she goes - even in a senate hearing. She should have been pushed to the mat when she got frustrated. Once she is frustrated she will let us know what scares her.

95 posted on 03/16/2015 8:46:04 PM PDT by citizen352 ( Conspiracy theory coincidencs)
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