Posted October 19, 2018 12:00:00A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that for every 100 children in the United States, there is one who will die in the next five years due to preventable conditions.
That’s an incredible number of deaths, says the study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and the University at Buffalo.
“This is a very important number.
It’s about one in six people in the U.S. who will have a death because of preventable causes in the future,” says Dr. Sarah H. Sondheimer, the study’s senior author and a professor of pediatrics at the university.
Sondheimer and her colleagues also found that in the US, about 1.5 million children die annually from preventable health conditions.
This is a shocking number for a country with a population of only about 1 billion, but H.
Somartheimer hopes the study will serve as a warning to other countries that are concerned about the impact of obesity and chronic disease.
“If you don’t have a lot of kids and you want to keep your kids healthy, you need to be mindful of the number of children you have and the amount of care that needs to be given,” says Sondheim.
Solutions in the form of increased investment in education and physical activity, and increased funding for preventive and primary care services are some of the key solutions that need to come together to prevent the high death rate.
But for every child who dies, another child will be saved by a healthy diet and physical exercise.
And that’s not enough.
The research showed that the higher the proportion of obese children in a community, the higher a person’s risk of death from preventably preventable diseases.
“When you have obesity, you have a higher risk of mortality from preventables, like diabetes and hypertension,” says H.B. “So it makes sense that you’d want to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality from these things.”
But H. B., who lives in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, is not one to take the number at face value.
“I do not want my kids to have to live with this burden, because it’s just not fair.
It doesn’t seem fair to me,” he says.
“And I just want my family to be healthy.
I want to be able, when I’m old, to get a job and not have to worry about having diabetes.”
H. B. has had a heart attack three times in the past few years.
In the summer of 2017, he was working at a convenience store when he was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
It was diagnosed in a hospital emergency room, but he was unable to receive any tests because he wasn’t wearing a monitoring bracelet.
In the fall of 2017 he suffered another heart attack and was transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
He was placed in a ventilator and eventually died in May 2018.
“I don’t know why I’m alive and why I can do this,” he said.
“The doctors say I have to do this, but the doctors don’t care about my health.”
H.D.B., who is a registered nurse, was one of three people in his family to die of preventables at the age of 25.
The study found that the risk for death from diabetes, hypertension and obesity is highest in children between the ages of one and 14.
It also found a higher rate of death in older children and adolescents.
“For some people, these deaths are the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, such as being overweight or obese,” says Sarah Harnett, a co-author of the study.
“But we know that many other factors are at play, such the use of drugs and alcohol.
Our research suggests that it’s not just about the physical health of young people.
The most important thing is to be careful about your own health, and that includes your children.”