Poverty, Drinking and Mortality: by County Scatter Chart

In the post about smoking, obesity and drinking vs mortality we saw the smoking and obesity were correlated with mortality while excessive drinking is the opposite. Why is that? One guess is that people who are in poverty tend not to drink as much. Charts (bubble size = county population): That seems to be the case. And of course, mortality …

Mortality vs Smoking, Obesity and Drinking

So I was looking at some US mortality data on a on a county level. I checked mortality adjusted for age against data that was find-able and reasonable. For example: smoking, obesity and drinking. So smoking, yup, it increases with mortality. Obesity, also associated with with how often we die. Drinking… huh? Here are charts with mortality rate (age-adjusted to …