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08 October 2010

Healthcare blamed for low longevity

Life expectancy is shorter in the United States compared with other wealthy nations because of its health care system, according to a study.

Life expectancy is shorter in the United States compared with other wealthy nations because of its health care system and not obesity, smoking, homicide or vehicle accidents, according to a study.

Americans are not dying younger the United States has achieved gains in 15-year survival rates between 1975 and 2005. However other countries have seen greater gains, the study said.

 
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