It’s Not Just Poor White People Driving a Decline in Life Expectancy – The New York Times

Read article - Quotes Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a new analysis of more than a half-century of federal mortality data published in JAMA that found that the increased death rates among people in midlife extended to all racial and ethnic groups, and to suburbs and cities. The states with the greatest relative increases in death rates among young and middle-aged adults were New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Ohio. "The fact that it's so expansive and involves so many causes of death—it's saying that there's something broader going on in our country," says Meara. "This no longer limited to middle-aged whites."