Life expectancy plunges for white HS dropouts

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US – Dropping out of school could leave you more than just a little dazed and confused…it could leave you dead!

According to a recent study published by ‘Health Affairs’, the life expectancy of white male high school dropouts has gone from 70 in 1990 to 67 in 2008.

And it’s not just white dudes.

Life expectancy for white female dropouts plunged from 78 to 73 over the same time period.

Researchers aren`t really sure why life expectancy plunged for white dropouts, but things like a lack of health insurance, obesity, smoking and prescription drug abuse may have something to do with it.

So, if you wanna keep l-i-v-i-n, man, do yourself a favor and get your butt back in school.