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People Are Living Longer, With More Disabilities Than Ever 129

Posted by Soulskill
from the no-boredom-does-not-count-as-a-disability dept.
skade88 writes "Worldwide, people are living longer. Their lives are starting to look more like the lives of Americans: too much food is a problem, death in childhood is becoming less common, and so on. Yet with a population that lives through what would once have killed us, disabilities are starting to become the norm. A research report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has a good glimpse into the new emerging world we find ourselves in." The Guardian has a nice visualization of the mortality data (but take note of shifting scales on the Y-axis).
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People Are Living Longer, With More Disabilities Than Ever

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