Life Expectancy For White Women Drops Slightly In US

Posted: Apr 20 2016, 4:45am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 20 2016, 4:47am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


Life Expectancy for White Women In US Drops Slightly
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  • Longevity of Caucasian Women in the States undergoes Dip

The longevity of Caucasian women in the States has undergone a remarkable dip. The major reason for this are the worries of this age of anxiety and the diseases of civilization.

The life expectancy for white Caucasian females in the USA declined a bit from 2013 to 2014. Although this represented a small dip, it is of great significance.

The drop in longevity is a rare occurrence. The demography is one that has not shown such an anomaly in quite awhile. Data got collected courtesy of the CDC. The change is from 81.2 years to 81.1 years.

Among the long list of possible causes for this decline may be included: drug abuse, self-killing and lifestyle-related diseases such as consumption of tobacco and liquor.

 In particular, women in their middle years are prone to this trend. Seen in context, it may just be a normal dip in the span of a year that occurred without any particular reason.

Yet the information coming in from the data collection agencies shows that Americans are losing out in the longevity game. They are dying earlier, according to NYTimes.

Since 2010, the peak age of demise has remained a constant in the Land of Opportunity. Another study will determine whether the spike in suicide rates, alcoholism and drug abuse may be affecting this trend.  

While heart attacks and cancers not to mention strokes are on the decline, suicide, liver disease and inadvertent poisoning cause a lot of negative fallout.

They also have a deep impact on longevity. Although African American and Hispanic life spans have shown remarkable improvements, it is the White population that is facing a serious problem on this front.

Hispanics ramped up their life expectancy from 81.6 to 81.8 years. The life expectancy of Black Americans rose from 75.1 to 75.2 years. Especially Black American males gained a lot of extra time through improved lifestyles. 

Thus the gap between Whites and other ethnicities is being bridged as time moves on. Part of the reason is the drop in mortality rates for Black Americans. As far as 

White females are concerned, they are suffering increased mortality. The age bracket between 25 and 54 who were living in rustic or small town settings were more likely to kick the bucket sooner than usual.

Americans face more of a crisis than other affluent populations in other nations. This deviation is being observed very carefully to determine whether it represents a new trend or not.  

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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