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Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Same-Age Counterparts in England

Americans Have Higher Rates of Most Chronic Diseases Than Same-Age Counterparts in England

From the March 9 2011 ScienceDaily news blog

ScienceDaily (Mar. 9, 2011) — Researchers have announced in the American Journal of Epidemiology ***that despite the high level of spending on healthcare in the United States compared to England, Americans experience higher rates of chronic disease and markers of disease than their English counterparts at all ages. Why health status differs so dramatically in these two countries, which share much in terms of history and culture, is a mystery….

…About the studies used in the article: Data were from the 1999-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys for the US (n=39,849) and the 2003-2006 Health Surveys for England (n=69,084).

 

 

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