Death Gap In U.S. Widens Between Most, Least Educated

May 15, 2008

A new study has shown that the death gap has widened when comparing those who have less than a high school education, and those who are college graduates.<br /> .Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that the death gap has widened when comparing those who have less than a high school education, and those who are college graduates.

The study looked at the time period between 1993 and 2001 by researchers from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and the the National Center for Health Statistics.

Causes of deaths looked at include heart disease, cancer, etc.

They looked at a total of 3.5 million deaths between 1993 and 2001 to find that the death rate of those with less than a high school education has increased, while the opposite took place for those with a college education.

The death rate change was highest among white women with the least education, as they had a death rate increase of 3.2%, compared to only a 0.7% increase for those above a high school education.

The study was published in the journal PLoS.


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