U.S. life expectancy continues to lag other developed nations
February 13, 2013 by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released recently by two of the nation’s leading health research institutions.
Gun violence is just one of many factors contributing to lower U.S. life expectancy, but the finding took on urgency because the report came soon after the shooting deaths of 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents. Click here to read..