November 14, 2023
U.S. life expectancy declined again during 2021, and the longevity gap between women and men continues to widen.
Public health researchers released a report this month about life expectancy rates for 2021. The report indicated women are now projected to live nearly six years longer than men on average.
“While rates of death from drug overdose and homicide have climbed for both men and women, it is clear that men constitute an increasingly disproportionate share of these deaths,” study author Brandon Yan, a UCSF internal medicine resident physician and research collaborator at Harvard Chan School, said in a statement.
Here’s what you need to know:
The available data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the full study are available online.
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