Americans Dying Younger

Your Health Minute


The average life expectancy for Americans is lower, again.

In Your Health Minute, Americans are dying younger.

Life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the second year in a row.

And accidental drug overdoses appear to be the major part of the problem.

A new report from the Center for Health Statistics says the US life expectancy is now 78 years 6 months a slight decline from 78.7 last year.

There hasn’t been a decline of two years in a row since the 1060’s.

Deaths form drug overdoses increased by 21 percent from 2015 to 2016.


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