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America Is Failing the Bad-Break Test and People Are Dying | Science of Us

America Is Failing the Bad-Break Test and People Are Dying | Science of Us

About a year ago, the husband-and-wife team of Anne Case and Angus Deaton published some alarming numbers: Unlike citizens of just about every other wealthy, advanced country, and most other American subgroups, middle-aged white Americans have not seen reductions in their mortality between 1999 and 2013, and had by many metrics been getting sicker and sicker.

It was a shocking finding that garnered numerous headlines, the sort of thing that just isn’t supposed to happen in a rich, developed country, let alone the richest developed country.

Source: America Is Failing the Bad-Break Test and People Are Dying — Science of Us