Bloomberg: Mortality Rate for White Women in America Soars

AP Photo/Whitney Curtis
AP Photo/Whitney Curtis

From John Tozzi writing at Bloomberg Business:

White women in the U.S. have historically enjoyed low mortality rates. But in recent years, the death rate for adult white women 15 to 54 years old has increased even as the rates for black and Hispanic women have declined, according to a new analysis from the Urban Institute.

Here’s a closer look at the death rate for white women from 1999 to 2013, drawn by Urban Institute researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vital-statistics database.

The researchers focused on women’s mortality rates because they’re lower than men’s and because death rates reflect the overall health of a population. If mortality is increasing, other measures of health are also getting worse.

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