Some studies have established that life expectancy in the US is gradually decreasing. Statistics from 2015 have shown that a person who is born in the US in 2015 might expect to live approximately 78.8 years. This proves that the result indicates a decreased number by 36.5 days compared to the statistics from 2014.
- In the US, reports show a decreased life expectancy.
- Researchers had determined the leading cause of death for 2015 was heart disease.
- There was registered a decline in the number of cancer death rates in 2015.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention argues that the primary cause of this decline is that 8 out of 10 leading causes of death became even more dangerous in 2015 compared to past years. Last year, all the disease and primary death cause on the list, like suicide, kidney illness, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, unintentional injury, respiratory disease and heart disease, have ended more lives than in the past.
In 2015, there were recorded 2,712,630 deaths in the US, the number being increased with 86,212 deaths compared to 2014.The CDC has declared that all the additional deaths which happened in 2015 have boosted the age-adjusted death rate of the US for the first time since 1999. For every 100,000 individuals who have the same age, there were registered 733.1 deaths in 2015 whereas there were 724.6 deaths in 2014.
The CDC argued that the age-adjusted mortality rates facilitate the comparison which is drawn every year because increases or decreases can be linked to the fact that the population is younger or older compared to the previous years. The raise registered in death rates adjusted considering the age was concentrated in particular demographic groups. The rates increased for white women by 1.6%, for African-American men by 0.9% and white men by 1%.
Fortunately, the report did not prove any significant changes for African-American women and Latinos. The report did not include data about Asian Americans. Last year, heart disease was the leading cause of death because about 168 people per 100,000 have lost their life due to this illness. Cancer deaths represented approximately 158 per 100,000 individuals. Putting together all the leading death causes, they have accounted for about 74.2% of the deaths in the US last year.
The report has also presented that the cancer death rate adjusted by age decrease by 1.7% last year than in 2014. That was the only cause of mortality to register a decline in 2015.
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