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?
- 2016 Health