Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life In These United States

The Bad News: LIfe Expectancy in the US is down

The Good News: I live in one of the places where life expectancy is going up.

The Bad News: This really isn't going to help if I insist on eating that third cheeseburger.

But in a more serious vein, the maps provided with this article are instructive. I would expect higher mortalities in more urban populations, but our life expectancies are dropping away in more rural and red areas. And not to scare anyone, but one of the biggest drops is concentrated in Oklahoma, where the Sonics are going. Not to make anyone nervous, but its just worth mentioning.

But in the meantime, put down that cheeseburger and back away.