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    The following is a life-expectancy chart for countries around the world. The United States is number 30, well behind many countries that have better health care systems. http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/sort.php

  • #2
    Liberal propaganda.

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    • #3
      If you follow that link, you can find an easy clickable chart with the leading causes of death for all the countries too. Just for instance, stomach cancer = 5th leading cause of death in Japan, 31st in the US. Conversely, low birth weight is 55th in Japan, 37th in the US. Yet "maternal conditions" are ranked the same, at 61st.

      Esophageal cancer, pretty much a disease of alcoholism, is 29th in the US, 16th in Japan, and 11th in the UK. (Brits do have good beer...)

      Huge discrepancy on Alzheimers-Japan 25th, Singapore 50th, US FIVE!!! Either the reporting is skewed or research needs to be done in Singapore!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Buck_Nastier View Post
        Liberal propaganda.
        LMAO!

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        • #5
          Paolo Cipolla will live longer than me? Fuck!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by betheny View Post
            If you follow that link, you can find an easy clickable chart with the leading causes of death for all the countries too. Just for instance, stomach cancer = 5th leading cause of death in Japan, 31st in the US. Conversely, low birth weight is 55th in Japan, 37th in the US. Yet "maternal conditions" are ranked the same, at 61st.

            Esophageal cancer, pretty much a disease of alcoholism, is 29th in the US, 16th in Japan, and 11th in the UK. (Brits do have good beer...)

            Huge discrepancy on Alzheimers-Japan 25th, Singapore 50th, US FIVE!!! Either the reporting is skewed or research needs to be done in Singapore!
            Betheny,

            The ranking data is a bit misleading. One also should not directly compare rankings of diseases between countries because the ranks an internally referenced to that particular country. Because the age distribution of the people in each country is different, the meaning of disease rankings also differ for age-related diseases. Nevertheless, some comparisons of rankings are instructive. For example, one would expect Alzheimer's diseases to be most prevalent in countries that have a predominance of older people.

            Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world. In 2010, 23% of Japan's population is 65 years or older [source]http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/handbook/c02cont.htm[/source]. By comparison, in 2007, only about 12% the United States population is 65 years or older [source]http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus09.pdf#fig01[/source]. This number is slated to rise to 20% by 2050. So, the U.S. has nearly half the percentage of elderly people compared to Japan and yet death from Alzheimer's disease is 5th in the U.S. and 25th in Japan.

            By the way, stomach and esophageal cancer is endemic in Asia. While alcohol drinking is likely to be a major cause of esophageal cancer amongst Americans and Europeans, a more likely cause in Asia are the widespread use of nitrites used to pickle vegetables and meats. There may be genetic variables as well. For example, in the 1980's, esophageal cancer was the second leading cause of death in China and tended to run in families [source]http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/5/877[/source].

            Health care is also an important variable. While most Americans think that U.S. healthcare is the best in the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not think so. According to the WHO, the U.S. ranks number 37th in the world in terms of quality of health care while France and Italy rank number 1 and 2 respectively [source]http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html[/source]. Several countries that rank ahead of the U.S. include San Marino (#3), Andorra (#4), Malta (#5), Spain (#7), Oman (#8), Greece (#14), Ireland (#19), Colombia (#22), Cyprus (#24), Saudi Arabia (#26), United Arab Emirate (#27), Israel (#28), Morroco (#29), Canada (#30), Chile (#33), Dominica (#35), and Costa Rica (#36). One can perhaps argue that the best of American healthcare is the best in the world but most of its citizens does not have access to this healthcare.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by betheny View Post
              Brits do have good beer...
              I was hoping to go to Germany and drink good beer. Was stuck in Singapore drinking bad beer thanks to a certain volcano.

              Quality of life is a more difficult thing to measure.

              Vascular disease in Australia is a problem. Poor diet and too much bad beer.

              Stroke is a bigger killer in Japan. Still vascular.

              Bureaucrats seem to do a better job of distributing limited resources to health than do suited thieves (some one who works for an insurance company).
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              • #8
                There seems to be a link to ranking/life expectancy and a country's population count, perhaps suggesting that distribution of health care becomes more difficult with more people.
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                • #9
                  Denmark after Bosnia? Unlikely, but who knows.

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                  • #10
                    Asian countries have a better health care system and more effective diet programs. Asian plant-based diets are a good shield for many chronic diseases, which is why Asian have a longer lifespan than western people.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kristenkinley View Post
                      Asian countries have a better health care system and more effective diet programs. Asian plant-based diets are a good shield for many chronic diseases, which is why Asian have a longer lifespan than western people.
                      Aren't you the same person as kinley (who was banned for spamming)? Why are you using two user names on our site? Why are you posting such inaccurate and bogus responses? Where did you get the "facts" above? Do you know that there is a high rate of stomach cancer in China directly related to diet? Why do you say that health care in Asian countries? That has not been my experience. Please post links that support your information. Why are you frequenting these forums with your misinformation? You clearly do not have a SCI or know anything about it.

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                      Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 11-09-2010, 02:10 PM.
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