Summary #1032

Level of education found to be a good predictor of how long people live

inverse.com
  • Since 2014, there has been an unprecedented decline in life expectancy in the US, and the reason might be lack of education.
  • Study shows that only 12.71 out of 1,000 college graduates are at risk of early death, whereas for high school and lower education levels it is 61.69 out of 1,000.
  • To uncover this, researchers analyzed data from 5,114 Americans, collected since participants enrolled in a coronary artery risk study back in 1984.
  • The conclusion is that increasing one’s education might bring about positive changes in health and financial stability.

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