Washington: The "least educated" Americans are not living as long as they once did, and the disparities between education and race have widened.In a study published in the journal Health Affairs, researchers examined the impact of race and education on life expectancy in the US and discovered that the least educated Americans are not living as long."What we found is that the further you go down the education spectrum the higher your death rate is and the lower your life expectancy is," said the study`s lead investigator, Stuart J. Olshansky, a public health professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Researchers examined trends in data obtained from the National Vital Statistics System and the US Census Bureau from 1990 to 2008, and were startled by some of their findings.
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