Dying Too Soon: Low Life Expectancy in Shasta County

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar 2r's says:

    Social determinants.. Im not surprized by this.. I bet it's one of the highest D rates.. in the country.It's Such a Beautiful area,But such a very sad State of mind..

  2. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Some of the main reasons of early death in Shasta County are Smoking, obesity and drug use. If you could get all these fat people to quit smoking and eating a heart attack on a plate meals and taking meth and even presciption drugs that aren't even prescribed, you could extend so many more lives.

    Good luck with that goal. It's as if those folks aren't even listening and old habits are difficult to change if you're caught in that mind set.

    Most of the time when a stroke or heart attack ocurrs it's too late and time to leave this life.

    Hats off to Donell Ewert, Shasta County Director of Health and Human Services educating people of this area to the dangers that shorten lives.

  3. Avatar pmarshall says:

    I agree with Bud Hodges. I notice there are so many obese people here, and their children are also headed that way. We have a lot of poor people, and they eat those foods that are cheaper and fillng; also, they do not exercise.