Sick America?

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Tuesday, May 02 2006 May 2, 2006 Tuesday, May 02, 2006 5:38:25 PM CDT May 02, 2006 in News
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AP-SickAmericaCORRECTION 05-02 0221 AP-Sick America CORRECTION (Stations: Please substitute the following for V3854, slugged Sick America, which moved at 12:05 p-m Eastern time. The new version CORRECTS Britian to England throughout) JAMA: Americans sicker than English, despite more health spending CHICAGO (AP) -- The National Institutes of Health says it's a surprising mystery. Americans spend more than double what their counterparts in England spend on health care. But new research suggests folks on this side of the Atlantic are a lot sicker. Regardless of education or income, the survey finds more middle-aged, white Americans test positive for diabetes and heart disease. The Journal of the American Medical Association also reports that the health status of richer Americans more closely resembles that of the low-income English. An epidemiologist at England's University College London says the differences are "really dramatic." Michael Marmot, who also co-authored the study, says the U-S should be asking, "Why isn't the richest country in the world the healthiest country in the world?" %AP Links EKG waveform and Caduceus, on texture, partial graphic Caduceus, on texture, partial graphic (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-05-02-06 1506EDT

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