Tuesday, March 22, 2016

US Men Have 2-Year Shorter Life Expectancy Due To Higher Rate Of Death From Injuries Than Men In Other High-Income Countries

From ScienceNews, "Three big reasons why U.S. men have a shorter life expectancy" by Meghan Rosen:
Source: ScienceNews

Guns, drugs, cars. Sounds like a formula for an action movie, but the list may explain why American men don’t live as long as men in other high-income countries.

In the United States, average life expectancy among men is 76.4 years — about two years shorter than men who live in Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and nine other countries. Deaths due to injuries are the reason for much of the gap, researchers report in the Feb. 9 JAMA.

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