US Life Expectancy Drops For First Time Since 1993

Posted: Dec 8 2016, 6:34am CST | by , in Latest Science News


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US Life Expectancy Drops For First Time Since 1993
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  • Average Life Expectancy in the United States goes Down since Early 90s Figure

The average life expectancy in the United States went down since the early 90s figure.

It has been 20 years since life expectancy declined in the US of A. The figure showed up on the statisticians’ charts last year. It has been said to have appeared due to various health problems that Americans face nowadays.

Such diseases of civilization as cardiac arrest, stroke, diabetes, drug overdosage, accidental mishaps and other issues added up to lower the average life expectancy.

Death rates actually rose higher for eight of the top ten causes of mortality. One of the commentators on the conundrum said that we ought to be very concerned regarding this occurrence.

It shows that even in this postmodern age of excess, we are not free of several scourges. It is all the same. Only the names have changed.

With heart disease being the #1 killer in the United States, it is high time we realized that something must be done about all this. The death rates were unique and hadn’t spiked in such a manner since the past two decades.

Caucasian, middle-aged Americans were the most vulnerable when it came to this leap in mortality rates. Most of the sicknesses of ennui and boredom such as drug overdoses, taking to the bottle and suicidal behavior were the prime culprits.

These illnesses may be cutting the life expectancy of many other demographics in America and not just White, middle class people. An increase in all causes of death and in all ages showed up.

Over the past five years, any amelioration in death rates were barely minimal. When compared to the past forty years, they were dismal to begin with.

Not all is well in the Land of Opportunity. Average life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year from 2014 to 2015. The last time such an occurrence took place was in 1993. 45% of the deaths were from heart disease or cancer.

These statistics could change in the future. It could be for better or for worse depending on where the government pays greater attention. It is an unusual statistic. So many deaths from so many causes! It almost seems paradoxically like progress is an illusion.

One of the new problems that had cropped up was Alzheimer’s Disease. Another disease which had increased with the times was obesity. It had gone from being an epidemic to becoming a pandemic.

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