Its certain that there are many contributing factors to include: 1) increased
obesity; 2) decreased physical activity; 3) decreased social contact; 4)
decreased consumption of nutritionally sound foods. Since the rate of smokers
has remained steady for many years, it is unlikely that it has contributed to
lowering age at time of death.
My guess is that the cause is that good old red state philosophy of making sure
that working class people don't have access to health insurance (and thus
I think that the lethal combination of obesity, tobacco, and overall poor health
are the main problem. Women are affected by being overweight much more then men
are. Obesity takes a huge toll on organs, joints, and muscles and the body
cannot keep up with the abuse.
One thing that I don't think was considered was the effect of removing
healthy people from the population.Another way of lookin at it is
this: For their socio-economic standing have these women as a group shortened