Life Expectancy Continues to Decline for Americans: CDC

Death rates in the United States rose again last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

Posted: May. 26, 2018 1:01 PM

ATLANTA - Death rates in the United States rose again last year, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

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Researchers said 2017 will likely mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy.

Death rates rose for Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Flu and Pneumonia; numbers also show an increase in drug overdoses, suicides and gun-related deaths.

There has been little change in the death rate for the nation’s number one killer – heart disease.

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