Thursday, 16 August 2007

US Exceptionalism II

In case anyone was thinking that life expectancy is a statistical quirk - here's data for infant low birth weight.

The trend is a bit less obvious here (although it does look like more spend = lower rates as we'd expect) but the US is again not doing that well given the huge expenditure - obviously that US pharmaceutical subsidy of the rest of the world I've been hearing about.

As with life expectancy the US is doing about as well as the UK (which is somewhat similar as a country) despite the UK's evil socialist NHS.

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