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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, though […]

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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