Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Life Expectancy Actually Falling in Parts of the U.S.

These are absolutely stunning charts--life expectancies are now actually falling in some parts of America:
Changes in years of life expectancy in US counties, men, 1987-2007_IHME

(Via Andrew Sullivan and Kevin Drum.)

Nationwide, life expectancy continues to rise, but whoever thought it would ever fall anywhere in the U.S.?

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