A Truism in the United States

Medical studies reveal how class differences affect life expectancy in the society of that northern nation

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2016-04-13 | 16:49:00 EST
Medical studies reveal how class differences affect life expectancy in the society of that northern nation.Medical studies reveal how class differences affect life expectancy in the society of that northern nation. Photo: Juventud RebeldeZoom
NEW YORK, April 11. The richest Americans live on average 15 years longer than those compatriots who are at the bottom of the income scale, according to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

Thus, according to the work of economic experts from Stanford University, led by economist Raj Chetty, money and place of residence determine the life expectancy in the United States, reported DPA.

According to the publication, Americans who have an income of about $ 228,000 have good chances of living to 89 years.

Meanwhile, those who work for very low wages in industrial cities such as Detroit, can live on average to 74 years.

Thus, the poorest in the richest country people do not live longer than the average citizen of countries like Pakistan or Sudan, the news agency added citing research

According to the authors, the study is based on data billions of tax authorities and pension United States.

The study also concluded that the rich live longer, regardless of whether they live in the countryside or in the city.

In the case of the poorest, those who live in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York have an expectation greater than those living in industrial and less affluent regions of the country life. The experts could not yet see why this happens.

No need to be a specialist, or make deep investigation to find causes of this disparity: differences in food, health care, workloads, threats of unemployment and evictions, concerns to pay for basic needs, habitat conditions, tensions caused by hazardous environments, and huge gaps in rest and recreation, and much more.

In the United States there are 46.5 million poor.

Translated by ESTI

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