Life expectancy in the United States is declining–officially since 2014–but the causes have been a long time in the making extending back to at least 1999.
“Midlife adults” (25-64 years of age) have experienced the largest increase in death rates especially due to —
- drug overdoses
- alcohol-related diseases
- renal failure
“The U.S. life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest 1% of the population was estimated to exceed 14 years for men and 10 years for women.”
Climate change, obesity, and undernutrition are combining to effect health negatively on a global scale.
People are still living longer–in places outside the United States.
Read the article —
Koh, H. K., Parekh, A. K., & Park, J. J. (2019). Confronting the Rise and Fall of US Life Expectancy. JAMA, 322(20), 1963-1965. [Cited by]
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