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Why Are White Women Dying at a Higher Rate Than the Past?

Why are death rates on the rise among Caucasian women ages 15-55 at a time when the death rates of African-American women of the same age are on the decline? We talk with Dr. Nan Astone from the DC-based public policy think tank The Urban Institute, about the organization’s report. It’s a trend also reflected, […]

Why are death rates on the rise among Caucasian women ages 15-55 at a time when the death rates of African-American women of the same age are on the decline?

We talk with Dr. Nan Astone from the DC-based public policy think tank The Urban Institute, about the organization’s report. It’s a trend also reflected, though at a lower rate, in Harris and Galveston counties.

We find out why Dr. Astone thinks this might be happening to this particular demographic subset.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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