Falling US life expectancy driven by drug abuse, suicide and CVDs

Woolf and Schoomaker also noted a relative increase over time for other causes of death, including diabetes, hypertensive diseases, mental disorders, heart diseases, transport accidents and assault. Such increases were steeper in the older population—those aged 55-64—but were evident across the board. The authors reported that a decomposition analysis of the decline in U.S. life expectancy…

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