Thursday, February 19, 2009

What is the life expectancy of someone with dwarfism?


The length of life in a little person greatly varies, depending on the severity of their condition. The youngest has died at an age as early as 20, but many dwarfs lead completely normal lives and life just as long as regular humans. In the United States that age is around 80. But many do die around the average age of 70. Of course the living conditions in different regions of the world will affect the life expectancy.

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  1. "Regular humans" might be better phrased as "people of average height" or something similar. I cringed when I read that. It seems to imply that little people aren't regular or human. Yikes! I'm certain that wasn't intended. Otherwise it's a nice bit of information. Thanks.

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    1. "Little people" might be better phrased as "people of below average height" or something similar. I cringed when i read that. It seems to imply that oompa loompas aren't regular or human. Yikes! I'm certain that wasn't intended. Otherwise it's a nice bit of information. Thanks.

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  2. My thought was the same when i read that sentence...they should have changed it in the article after you pointed it out.

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  3. How about we all call them what they are just people size didn't make a difference big or small last time I checked if you walked up right you were a human a person people. labels are terrible and no I am 6'4" I would not say I'm tall or short I would say I'm a person labels are today's hurtfulness that everyone is makeing OK. lables are rasiest categorize a person to me is the same thing as sagragation I can't believe no one is saying this. I'm so frustrated

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    1. Are you then not a human if you are confined to a bed or wheelchair? I'd like to suggest that you spend a bit of time on elementary grammar and punctuation so as to make your message a bit more decipherable. Spleeing wouldn't hurt, none, neither, not nohow.
      Trust me, your frustration is matched only by my own in trying to decode your content.

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