Thursday, January 10, 2013

U.S. Ranks Below 16 Other Rich Countries In Health Report

The U.S. has lower life expectancy and higher infant mortality than most high-income countries. But a magisterial new report says Americans are actually less healthy across their entire life spans than citizens of 16 other wealthy nations.

And the gap is steadily widening.

"What struck us — and it was quite sobering — was the recurring trend in which the U.S. seems to be slipping behind other high-income countries," the lead author of the report, Dr. Steven Woolf, tells NPR Shots Blog reporter.

He says Americans of all ages up to 75 have shorter lives and more illness and injury. (An interactive graphic displaying the main results can be found here.)

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1 comment:

  1. This must be because of the poor diet and unhealthy living that we cater everyday. Yes, we all work hard to be rich and survive life that most people tend to forget to care for their own self. I remember a slide share I saw before, its title is Interview with God and one of the line I still remember is when the god said “they [people]lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health”.