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Life Expectancy in the US Declines

Published on: September 08, 2022. Updated on: September 08, 2022.


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Life expectancy in the US fell for the second year in a row, driven largely by COVID-19 and drug overdose deaths. This contrasts with other high-income countries where life expectancy has rebounded.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System