Monday, 13 August 2007 20:00
The United States is slipping in international life
In fact, residents of 41 countries, including Japan and
most of Europe, have higher average life spans than residents of the United
States. Census bureau statistics say babies born in 2004 will live an average
of 77.9 years, and while that’s longer than ever in the U.S., factors such as
lack of health insurance and obesity may lead to America’s standing. Two
decades ago, the United States was ranked 11th among nations.