U.S. Life Expectancy Fell To Lowest In Almost 20 Years; Dropped Year And A Half In 2020 Due To COVID-19 -CDC - Towleroad Gay News
By Dania Nadeem
US Sees Steepest Single-Year Decline in Life Expectancy Since World War II
New Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell by one and a half years in 2020, a decline fueled in large part by the deadly coronavirus pandemic. 1
Other factors contributing to the decline in life expectancy last year, according to the CDC, were drug overdoses, homicide, diabetes, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. 1
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The increase in drug overdose deaths was also a factor in declining life expectancy. More than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020. That's the highest number reported in a single year.
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