Life Expectancy

Change in Bankruptcy and Health Outcomes

Change in Bankruptcy and Health Outcomes

Rotated Factor Matrixa   Factor 1  (52% of Variance) 2 (21% of Variance) Infant Mortality 2007 Deaths/1000 .915 .157 Life Expectancy -.824 -.473 % Low Birthweight Babies .700 .341 Groups per million .612   % change in bankruptcy -.441   Percent Uninsured in Demographic Group for All Income Levels   .979 Percent under age 65 […]

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New Health Data from the WHO (World Health Organization)

New Health Data from the WHO (World Health Organization)

The World Health Organization has come out a new report on life expectancy, infant mortality, and other health statistics for 2012 which can be read here.  Their image above shows the countries top 10 for men and women.  As with previous estimates of life expectancy, the US is not in the top 10 for either […]

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Are You Feeling Lonely?

Are You Feeling Lonely?

Outlier (noun): (1) a person whose residence and place of business are at a distance; (2) something (as a geological feature) that is situated away from or classed differently from a main or related body; (3) a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample. The Organization for Economic Cooperation […]

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Lessons from HBO’s ‘Weight of the Nation’

Lessons from HBO’s ‘Weight of the Nation’

This past week HBO debuted a four part documentary called The Weight of the Nation on the obesity epidemic in the US.  The clip above from part four talks about how geography can have a big effect on one’s health due to the socioeconomic factors which surround these areas.  The fourth episode which deals with […]

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