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A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate
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Quote:A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.

The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than a college education increased markedly between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol and suicide, the researchers concluded. Before then, death rates for that group dropped steadily, and at a faster pace.

An increase in the mortality rate for any large demographic group in an advanced nation has been virtually unheard of in recent decades, with the exception of Russian men after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The rising death rate was accompanied by an increase in the rate of illness, the authors wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

[There’s a high suicide rate among elderly white men]

“Drugs and alcohol, and suicide . . . are clearly the proximate cause,” said Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, who co-authored the paper with his wife, Anne Case. Both are economics professors at Princeton University.

“Half a million people are dead who should not be dead,” he added. “About 40 times the Ebola stats. You’re getting up there with HIV-AIDS.”

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/...6510064295
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Holy shit, that's depressing.
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#3
I was going to come on a suggest drugs but see that is part of the reason stated.

We are the result of the hippy, divorce is cool generation....

the first to commonly get Ritilin....

the first to escape the dysfunction of our lives in hours of TV and video games....

to be soldiers in our nation's war on drugs, all the while big pharma, pumped us full of plenty....

who grew up knowing crack kills, and heroin destroys, but those pretty colored pills are just fine. Look how much fun Mom is having while passed out on the floor?....

who now as adults, have little to no skills in dealing with life unless they are numb....

numbness that has been more and more elusive, so they simply pump in higher and higher doses until nothing legal works anymore, or has become unobtainable in their shattered lives...

Till we get to today.... when it no longer matters that heroin destroys, because they've already destroyed everything around themselves
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#4
^^she's right yanno
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(11-02-2015, 10:28 PM)Don C. Wrote: ^^she's right yanno

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