Above are statistics professor Andrew Gelman’s new mortality rate graphs for women across the whole country lumping all females of all education level for all causes of death from 1999-2014. Each of the nine graphs represents an age range.
For white women from 25 to 55 (purple lines), mortality rates have been rising steadily throughout the 21st century (except for a temporary plateau among the 35-44s in the mid 2000s, typically women who were in high school during the Reagan era).
Assume, for simplicity of calculation that there are 100 million white women overall and they are divided up equally into eight 10-year long cohorts of 12.5 million each. So an increase in 15 dead bodies per year per 100,000 young white women means 15 times 125 = ~1,875 more 25-34 year old white women dying in 2014 than if the mortality rate had stayed the same as in 1999.
By way of comparison, the worst year of the Vietnam War, 1968 killed 16,899 American personnel. For women in the 55 to 65 range, the mortality rate only started to rise after women born in the latter part of the Baby Boom entered that group. (I offered a theory about why the White Death affects Americans born after about 1950 more than those born before that date in my recent Taki’s Magazine column “White Privilege or White Death?”
When you take into account that mortality rates for all ages should be improving due to better health care and better public health (e.g., fewer airplane crashes), the rising mortality among younger white women is shocking.
What if white male death rates in 2014 were as low as Hispanic male death rates? Just doing the math in my head, it looks like about 5,000 whites 25-34 would not have died in 2014, about 9500 whites 35-44 would not have died, and about 13,000 whites 45-54. So, if white death rates had declined to the same level as Hispanic death rates declined to, about 27,500 fewer prime-of-life white men would have died in 2014.
As Eliot wrote in The Waste Land:
I had not thought death had undone so many[Comment at Unz.com]