American Death Rate Increases

Posted: Jun 1 2016, 6:23am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


American Death Rate Increases
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  • Yankee Mortality Rates increase in a Novel Manner after 10 Years

The yankee mortality rates seem to have increased in a novel manner after 10 years of being statistically average in their scope.

It’s been more than a decade since mortality rates showed a spike in the United States. This surge in death rates may be due to Alzheimer’s disease, medicinal overdoses and incidents of suicide.

Also cardiac disease figures somewhere in the process. It has been in abeyance yet seems to have increased in recent times. These death rates are calculated by taking the mean average amount of deaths per 100,000 people.

While the latest medical amenities and disease prophylaxis not to mention health advancements caused a dip in death rates, now they are on the increase once again.  

Death rates have also increased in uneducated Caucasians that overdose on prescription drugs. This is not so for the whole population of the United States as a rule.

Some say that it is risky to say that the rise in mortality rates of uneducated Caucasians is causing this trend. That is because the previous data upon the basis of which the results have been gathered does not have a racial basis.   

Yet the rise in death rates is alarming and shows that where there is smoke, there is fire. The nation’s health may be at stake here so care is the watchword.

Usually such a spike in death rates does not manifest itself so quickly and in such a quantitative manner. Therefore it is worth a gander by the experts.

The legitimate question is what this spike means in the first place. For this more research will need to be done regarding the matter. The incoming data in the current year will offer several clues regarding this odd phenomenon. 

The death rate was 723.2 per 100,000 people in 2014, according to NYTimes. In 2015, it reached 729.5 deaths per 100,000 people which was of significance. This is the first time in the past generation or so when the death rates have shown such a spike.

Bad flu increased mortality in 2005. Way back in 1993, the AIDS pandemic and flu also led to increased deaths. Also in 1999, there was a small rise in mortality rates. Yet the current spike comes as somewhat of a surprise.

Americans are not used to seeing such a negative trend. When the entire population shows such a sign, it is a sure indicator that something is seriously wrong. While European countries are seeing a decline in mortality rates, the United States is falling behind them in this respect.

This study got published in PNAS.

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