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New study: High mortality in Central Southern states most likely due to smoking

A new study by Andrew Fenelon of Brown University suggests that smoking accounts for high mortality in the Central South of the United States. US mortality data from vital statistics on cause of death for the period 1965-2004 show that by 2004, the gap in mortality attributable to smoking between the Central Southern states and other states was exceptionally large: among men, smoking explained as much as 75 percent of the difference.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/pc-…

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