US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades, reaching 78.9 years in 2016, but it slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight years after 2014, according to a special communication published in JAMA.“The implications for public health and the economy are substantial, making it vital to understand the underlying causes,” Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, professor of family medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University, and colleagues wrote.Researchers examined life expectancy data from the U.S. Mortality Database from 1959 toRead More

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin