According to one of the most recent studies, it appears that highest mortality rates are linked to a low level of education.
Findings also aimed at highlighting that the number of deaths inflicted on the population, may very well reach the number of deaths provoked by smoking.
Specialists from the Universities of New York and North Colorado have estimated that over 140.000 deaths per year are being reported amongst people who have yet to finish their studies. Statistics show that in the year 2010, a great part of deaths could have been avoided if such a high number of people wouldn’t drop out of high school without obtaining their general education development or GED.
In order to help decrease the number of death, the U.S. has attempted to adopt policies which will ultimately help increase people’s interest in obtaining a higher level of education. Professor of Public Health Virginia Chang, has stated that in order to maintain health, ‘we often focus on changing health behaviors such as diet, smoking and drinking’.
Based on the recent discoveries, it appears that education and health appear to be ultimately connected with one another, and that education will always play a fundamental role and a key function for the development of health.
It is of course normal that, people who manage to earn a higher income and live in better conditions, can therefore afford all the benefits of a healthier life and live longer.
By enjoying the benefits of a high level of education, most individuals will always be predisposed towards less smoking and even more physical effort that can help maintain into one into shape.
Such studies will always have more than one role. First, will be the encouragement of more figures of education to raise awareness towards the importance of the education, while the second, although it follows in a different direction, its main purpose is to compel representatives of public health into believing that education, plays indeed a very important role in the development of health demeanor.
By examining data from the National Health Interview Survey, scientist have discovered that many causes for death around the world are mostly due to heart diseases, and this tends to mostly happen among the poor people. Here is where education comes into hand- studies have also suggested that only people with a higher level of education are capable of discovering a treatment that could better prevent such diseases.
According to Patrick Krueger that unless something will be changed, ‘the mortality attributable to low education will continue to increase in the future’.
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