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Posted by: Michael Mandel on January 16
To add a bit more fuel to the fire. Here are age-adjusted death rates in 1950 and 2004, for several important causes of death. Heart disease and strokes are way down, cancer has barely changed, diabetes and lower respiratory diseases are up
The lack of progress in cancer is disturbing. These come from the CDC…I’m going to dig around in these numbers a bit more.
|Age-adjusted death rates|
|Chronic lower respiratory||*||41.8|
|*Includes asthma and chronic bronchitis. 1980 value|
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