Substance Abuseon top Guns Drug Overdose Deaths
Despite the sharp increase in deaths resulting from illicit drug abuse in recent years, overdoses from prescription drugs still claim the lives of many more Americans.
Drinking rates increase monotonically with education for all races and gender--exact opposite patterns are observed for "Binge Drinking"
Tobacco Firearm Mortality
While gun violence frequently appears in the news, the absence of coverage of typical firearm homicides downplays regularity of gun-related fatalities, particularly among black Americans.
Public Opinion on Gun Control
Although enshrined in the national Constitution, in light of the steady stream of recent shooting sprees, gun rights increasingly receive scrutiny.
The discrepancy in rate of gun ownership based on ideology and politics is growing, and is more pronounced at higher income levels.
Obesity Who Smokes Menthol?
Compared to individuals of other races, African Americans who use cigarettes smoke products with menthol much more.
Gender Equality & Smoking
Western nations--particularly those with the most gender equality--also exhibit higher women-to-men smoking ratios.
Will a Fat Tax Work?
This article provides strong evidence that a selective taxation mechanism offers an effective health policy tool in the efforts to control obesity.
Poverty and Women’s Health
The impact of higher socioeconomic status (Income/education) on Obesity is significantly stronger for females than males.
Trends in Obesity
The rate of obesity decreases significantly across all races and geographic regions as education level increases, particularly for women.