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Why Middle-Aged Whites are Dying

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 19, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 19:50

Guest: Gordon Lindsay, Professor of Public Health at BYU  Middle-aged white Americans are the only group in the country whose death rate is rising, and the fairly recent realization of this fact has stunned public health experts. It seems that no one had thought to parse health and mortality data in this precise way before two Princeton researchers published it last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.