[Vision2020] Poor live longer in Whitman Co than in Latah
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Mon Apr 11 12:18:49 PDT 2016
>From the NY Times today:
On average, the life expectancy for a poor 40-year-old in Latah County is
80.7 years. It is about average for life expectancy for the poor.
There is also a gap between the rich — those in households making more than
$100,000 per year — and poor: In Latah County, the poor will die about 6
years before the rich. That’s roughly equivalent to the difference in life
expectancy between an average man in the United States and one in Rwanda.
It is about 1.5 years smaller than the gap for the United States as a whole.
This is the conclusion of a large study
anonymous earnings records and death certificates, published Monday in The
Journal of the American Medical Association. The report
<http://www.healthinequality.org/> underscores the role of geography in
attaining longevity, particularly for the poor.
Poor people in Latah County live shorter lifespans than all of their
COUNTYLIFE EXPECTANCY*COMPARED TO LATAH COUNTYCOMPARED TO POOR IN U.S.
Whitman 82.3 years +1.7 years +2.9 years
Latah 80.7 years 0.0 years +1.3 years
Moscow Idaho USA
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