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The CDC Reports a Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

December 6, 2018

From the Everyday Health website

Life expectancy in the United States dropped slightly in 2017, while the 10 leading causes of death remained unchanged from the previous year. Health experts attributed the change, in part, to suicides and drug overdoses.

According to a November 29, 2018, report on U.S. mortality released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overall life expectancy declined from 78.7 years in 2016 to 78.6 in 2017. Life expectancy for males dropped from 76.2 to 76.1, but remained unchanged for women at 81.1 years.

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