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The Harvard University study examined which Americans live longest and which die soonest and found great disparities based on both race and geography.
The gap between those with the longest and shortest life spans not only has endured, but has widened since 1984 despite research and initiatives to close the disparity. In some populations, such as rural whites living in Appalachia, the life expectancy is as low as that found in poorer nations.
Researchers found the usual suspects for early death -- infant mortality, homicide, AIDS, income and lack of health insurance -- were not the great contributors some scientists had originally suspected.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
How long am I likely to live???
Two weeks ago I would have said that I'd live into my 70s. Go read my Naproxon Warning thread. I just hope I make it to Christmas. I feel like crap.