UTopiAH. This is Part of a series for comparing census based life expectancy and death rate tables, ranking states by how long we live, from 1960 to 2015. Included are medical conditions rating Utah’s #1 health rankings. Since 2012 state rankings are now correlated to voting in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, with blue states on top, and red states at the bottom. Utopia is Sir Thomas More’s (1516) perfect place to live, and with a slight variation in spelling, perfectly describes Utah.
Part Seven. This is for the year 2000, from the United States Department of Health and Human services life expectancy using 2012 AGE-ADJUSTED POPULATION rankings by state.
Pt 7 – 4 Nephi 1:16 and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.
For fifty years, life expectancy, was based on the census taken every ten years. States were rank ordered based on the longevity of their residents’ lives. Longevity has been the basis for 1)commercial uses, 2)health programs, 3)governmental budgets, and4) forward planning. 1)Commercial uses include a) annuity tables for retirement investments – how long the annuity will be needed to provide a life time income? and hence its cost; b) life insurance tables for payment of death benefits and when death benefits will be due, and hence the premium for the insurance; c) population growth, long term care. 2) Health programs use include age related maladies and hospitalization. 3) Governmental budgets include Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act so called Obamacare, development, public health, education, transportation, and national security. 4) Forward planning includes water resources, urban planning, social services, and family growth,. Progress or decline in life expectancy, takes decades. For instance noting that Utah’s life expectancy ranked 6th in 1960, Utah climbed to 2nd in 1970, back to 3rd in 1980, and topped out to 1st by 1990. It is even harder to move among ranks the larger the population in the State. California’s population is ten times Utah’s. California’s life expectancy ranked 19th in 1960 census, climbed to 14th in 1970, 18th in 1980, and dropped back to 32nd in 1990 (calculated in 2004). Sifting through hundreds of millions of records took 14 years from 1990 to 2004.
National Vital statistics Systems. Vital statistics provide insight into important trends in health, including the impact of chronic conditions, progress on reducing deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, and the evolving challenge of substance abuse. The vital statistics system is a key part of the public health infrastructure, providing the best and most complete information on populations and health outcomes. Investments in the vital statistics infrastructure can improve health, reduce costs, strengthen national security, and increase resilience to outbreaks, disasters and other crises. Vital statistics data guide investments to improve health and help measure the success of those investments.
The sifting of statistics changed in 2012. The change was explained by Center of Disease Control’s NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics ] thusly, as of 2012 ‘’Beginning with the 1999 data year, NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics ] adopted a new population standard for use in age adjusting death rates. Based on the projected year 2000 population of the United States, the new standard replaced the 1940 standard population that had been used for more than 50 years. The new population standard affects levels of mortality and, to some extent, trends and group comparisons. Of particular note are the effects on race mortality comparisons.’’ National Vital Statistics Reports Volume 66, Number 6.
nvsr60_09 life expectancy at birth 2000.pdf
Table C. Life expectancy at age 65, by race and sex: United States, each state, and the District of Columbia, 1999–2001, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Health Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics.
National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 60, No. 9, published September 14, 2012
2012 Blue Democratic Obama, Red Republican Romney
District of Columbia
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