America ’s Health and The 2016 Election: An Unexpected Connection

By JEFF GOLDSMITH Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory has occasioned a lot of searching among political analysts for an underlying explanation for the unexpected turn in voter sentiment. Many point to Trump’s galvanizing support among white working class and middle income Americans in economically depressed regions of the US- particularly Appalachia and the upper middle west “Rust Belt” – as the main factor that put him in office. While the Democrats concentrated on the so-called “coalition of the ascendant”- voter groups like Hispanics and Millennials that are growing, Trump rode to victory on a “coalition of the forgotten”- working class Americans in economically depressed regions of the U.S. who had been left behind by the economic expansion of the past seven years. When the Economist searched for a more powerful predictor of the Trump victory than white non-college status, they found a surprise winner: a composite measure of poor health (comprised of diabetes prevalence, heavy alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity, obesity and life expectancy). Believe it or not. this measure of health status predicted a remarkable 43% of the improvement of Trump’s vote percentage compared with the 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney, compared to 41% for white/non-college. A month after the election, the Centers for Disease Control released its 2015 morbidity and mortality trends in the US.  The CDC Report show...
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Source: Safety and Health at Work - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Charalampos Fragkoulis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Ntoumas
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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