Brand & Martinez for September 21, 2012

Why life expectancy rates are dropping for less-educated whites

Dr. Steven Berk

Courtesy of Texas Tech University

Dr. Steven Berk is the dean of the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University.

The average life expectancy for women without high school diplomas is 73 and a half years old, compared to nearly 84 years for college-educated women. Researchers are stumped as to why this is happening, although they have several theories.

Dr. Steven Berk joined the show to discuss some of the theories with A Martinez.


Dr. Steven Berk, the dean of the school of medicine at Texas Tech University.

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