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The U.S. ranks 27th in longevity

According to the United Nations, 11.6% of Americans have a probability of not living to the age of sixty, a rate that makes the United States rank twenty-seventh out of fifty-one ranked countries in the likelihood of living to age sixty. Iceland ranks first, with only a 5.9% chance of not living to age sixty.

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  1. Jim
    11 August 2009 at 3:21 pm

    These rankings are suspicious. Do they include accidental deaths, obesity and other things that are the fault of the individual and not from a lack of treatment or nutrition? Be careful about accepting statistics at face value.

  2. Mark
    11 August 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t believe my post makes any claim regarding treatment or nutrition, and I agree that longevity rates would likely have to include the things you mention. If you follow the link provided back to the UN, you may be able to determine the factors used in that ranking.

  3. Don Sgro
    24 September 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I READ THAT IF WE EXCLUDE DEATHS VIA ACCIDENT AND HOMICIDE USA IS NUMBER ONE IN LONGEVITY

  4. Mark
    25 September 2009 at 6:18 am

    I’d love to see that data. Can you please send it my way?

  5. ann
    24 November 2009 at 12:50 pm

    for Don Sgro: where did you read that the USA ranks #1 for longevity if we exclude deaths via accident and homicide?

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