This infographic by Solstice Medicine provides a quick look at the factors that can help determine life expectancy and then compares the rates across the world. Surprisingly, the United States does not fare as well as you would expect. Dozens of countries rank ahead of the U.S. including many less wealthy and less industrialized countries.

In fact, Japan ranks the best and for life expectancy and even Cuba is in front of the United States. And it doesn’t get much better when you look at infant mortality rates as the U.S. falls behind here as well with Cuba again faring better than their Northern neighbors.

The Impact of Poor Health in America

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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