HealthConnections: Life Expectancy in Tennessee
Life expectancy is a key measure for assessing the health of a population and reflects a myriad of factors related to health and healthcare, such as nutrition and access to health care. It also affects what we call the social drivers of health, the conditions in which we live, work, and play, and our standard of living. Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, Executive Director for the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, discuss life expectancy and its links to health and economic growth.
BNH = black, non-hispanic
WNH = white, non-hispanic
BA= bachelors degree
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