Interesting. Now why don't you tie the two together, this post plus #24, and see what happens? I mean quantitatively. After all, you have shown there are differences in mortality by race, and there is some (albeit weak) correlation with the number of African Americans...but the two don't quite match. Look particularly at the states with the lowest African American population. Are they on the list of lowest mortality rates? Furthermore, New York, New Jersey are near the top of the population, yet do well in mortality. And other states higher on your population list don't show up high on the mortality list, either, such as North Carolina. So I would believe that a quantitative analysis (which I know you are not capable of) would not support your hypothesis.
Last edited by FisherDan; 12-27-2013 at 06:23 PM.
Trying to correlate health with ones political party......WTF? Ever worked in any of these states? I have....a lot of them. It's common to eat fried chicken 3 meals a day. I was stationed in texas, georgia, and south carolina, and worked in lousiana, alabama, and mississippi. I seriously never seen so much fried chicken in my life. 3 meals a day was common.
Not only that but diet coke, light beer, etc don't even exist down there. The higher then average mortality rate of southern states has been studied many times and the regions diet is always forefront in the conversation. Come on man......this was a dumb post.
Since you must be in your car as the limo driver drives you home. (Old limo) I guess you cant answer my last question. I'll throw another fact at you so as to get the mistletoe from your tailbone. Most people retire to southern states to escape the cold.So looking at your stats you can make them do what ever you want its got nothing to do about red or blue.
Then what does it have to do with? Do you realize it extends to far more than that. We have discussed many times the correlation with income and education, and states that give more in taxes than they get. Let add a few more. How about divorce rates? The frequency of teen mothers? Frequency of chlamydia? Number of deaths due to firearms? All are, on average, far higher in those same 10 states with the highest mortality rates...
You can see the information here: http://www.topalli.com/blue/
So tell me, what makes the Blue states so much better than the red states in essentially every metric? At some point you gotta ask yourself, what are these states doing?
Or, will you just bury your head in the sand and pretend these data and correlations don't exist or don't mean anything?
Did you work at the Waffle House.
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