Report Links Education To Better Health Habits, Longer Life.

USA Today (5/16, Hellmich) reports, “Education may not only improve a person’s finances, it is also linked to better health habits and a longer life,” according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Individuals “who have a bachelor’s degree or higher live about nine years longer than those who don’t graduate from high school, according to” the report. According to Amy Bernstein, the lead author of the report and a health services researcher for the National Center for Health Statistics, “Highly educated people tend to have healthier behaviors, avoid unhealthy ones and have more access to medical care when they need it.” Bernstein added, “All of these factors are associated with better health.”

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— “Higher education linked to longer life, CDC report shows,”Nanci Hellmich, USA Today, May 16, 2012.

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