Life expectancy in the US has dropped for the first time in decades

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  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    http://www.vox.com/2016/12/8/13875150/life-expectancy-us-dropped-first-time-decade

     
  2. Chew Toy McCoy macrumors regular

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    Meh. Not a lot to look forward to anyway. Why hang out longer than necessary.
     
  3. VulchR, Dec 9, 2016
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    VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Such a shame - this shouldn't be happening in such a rich country.

    Same here - no way am I going out the slow route.
     
  4. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    "It’s not just middle-age white folks who are dying sooner — it’s everyone."

    When I looked at the report it is really only white people and black men where the fatality rate has gone up much. Hispanic men have a small increase, hispanic women a very small increase and black women a tiny decrease. That is interesting because hispanics have the longest life expectancy in the us apart from asians who aren't covered by this report.
     

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