Thursday, November 05, 2009

Unhealthy America

"The United States ranks 31st in life expectancy (tied with Kuwait and Chile), according to the latest World Health Organization figures. We rank 37th in infant mortality (partly because of many premature births) and 34th in maternal mortality. A child in the United States is two-and-a-half times as likely to die by age 5 as in Singapore or Sweden, and an American woman is 11 times as likely to die in childbirth as a woman in Ireland."

2 comments:

Darla said...

Thats why we hollered at a home birth yo...

Aitor Aguirre said...

Have you seen Sycko, by Michael Moore?