The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.
This program brief summarizes recent findings (2006-2010) from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported research on health care for minority women
Life expectancy for women has nearly doubled over the past 100 years, from 48 in 1900 to 79.5 in 2000, yet minority women continue to lag about 5 years behind white women in life expectancy. For example, in the year 2003 white women could expect to live to 80.5 years compared with 76.1 years for black women.
- U.S. Smoking Rates Keep Life Expectancy Down (webmd.com)
- Smoking, obesity explain why U.S. lifespans lag (ctv.ca)
- Smoking, Obesity: Why U.S. Lifespans Lag a Bit (abcnews.go.com)