[ExI] Declining Life Expectancies in U.K & U.S
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 19:02:27 UTC 2018
Drug abuse has something to do with it. The rate of drug overdose deaths in
2016 was 3 times what it was in 1999 and it's growing fast, the 2016 rate
was 21% higher than the 2015 rate.
And the increase in the number of suicides clark
Yeah, but I'll bet both of them together don't amount to a hill of beans
compared to people dying of diabetes and other woes cause by diet.
On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 11:38 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> Drug abuse has something to do with it. The rate of drug overdose deaths
> in 2016 was 3 times what it was in 1999 and it's growing fast, the 2016
> rate was 21% higher than the 2015 rate.
> And the increase in the number of suicides certainly has something to do
> with it too, since 1999 the rate has increased in 49 out of 50 states and
> is now the 10th leading cause of death, you're more than twice as likely to
> kill yourself than to get murdered. The 5 states with the highest suicide
> rates are in order, Montana, Alaska , Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah. The 5
> states with the lowest suicide rates are in order, California, Connecticut,
> Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. Washington DC has a
> lower suicide rate than any state.
> It's interesting that the suicide rate in Wyoming is 2.5 times what it is
> in California. If I were still allowed to make political comments I'd say
> the democrats seem to be making people happier than the republicans, but
> I'm not so I won't.
> John K Clark
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