Health Disparities Greater Among Younger Americans

A recent article on reports on the growing health disparities among younger Americans. The article cites a study showing a large gap between the most healthy and the least healthy Americans born after 1980.

Here’s an excerpt of the article, posted Dec. 1:

“The gap between the least healthy and most healthy people has increased substantially among young American adults, new research suggests.

Among those born early in the 20th century and on through the “baby boom” years (1946-1964), health disparities among generations continuously declined in the United States. But the health gap increased for post-baby boomers, especially those born after 1980, according to a report in the December issue of the journal American Sociological Review.

The study also found that health disparity trends tend to increase as people move into middle age, and then decline as they reach old age.”

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