Did you wake up with a hangover today?
From the Washington Post:
“Drinking is killing twice as many middle-aged white women as it did 18 years ago.
Generally, middle age (age 35 to 54) is not the time to die in modern societies. It is past teenage dangers, before the serious perils of age, and improved medical care and public-health campaigns are keeping more people alive.
So why are middle-aged white women dying more often even while death rates for other groups continue to go down? What are white women doing that is so different?
One simple answer is: a lot more drinking.
A bit off-topic, but I’d define middle-aged as 40 to 65.
From the same Post article:
“The Washington Post has spent the year crossing the country to look into causes and repercussions of the strange increase in deaths among middle-aged white women and men. Alcohol, opioids and suicide are important factors. See the full coverage here.”