Revealing Numbers: What is Happening to US Life Expectancy?

Life expectancy at birth for the total US population did not change between 2013 and 2014, according to a recent report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. But that overall finding masks something unexpected: white, non-Hispanic women actually saw their life expectancy decline. While the drop was small (0.1 years), it stands in contrast to most other major demographic groups – life expectancy increased for both Hispanic women and men and for non-Hispanic black men. What causes of death are behind the change? What other striking trends in life expectancy were revealed?

Speakers: Elizabeth Arias
Festival: 2016

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