December 22, 2022
COVID-19 and drug overdose deaths led U.S. life expectancy to decline to its lowest point in two decades, according to a new CDC report.
The average lifespan in the U.S. fell to 76.4 years during 2021, a decrease of more than half a year from 2020. The National Center for Health Statistics report marks the continuation of a discouraging trend in U.S. health, as life expectancy fell 1.8 years during 2020.
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The report from the CDC is available to review online.
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