US Life Expectancy on the Rise Following Pandemic Decline, CDC Report Says

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US Life Expectancy on the Rise Following Pandemic Decline, CDC Report Says

US Life Expectancy on the Rise , Following Pandemic Decline, CDC Report Says.

According to the latest federal mortality data, life expectancy in the United States increased in 2022.

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The report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) raised life expectancy to 77.5 years.

The report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) raised life expectancy to 77.5 years.

The positive change comes after two years of decline following the pandemic.

The positive change comes after two years of decline following the pandemic.

While life expectancy has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels, 2022 showed an increase of 1.1 years compared to 2021.

2022 ended up recording 3.27 million deaths in the U.S., which was 184,374 fewer deaths than the year before.

According to the report, heart disease and cancer remained the two most prevalent causes of death in the U.S. .

According to the report, heart disease and cancer remained the two most prevalent causes of death in the U.S. .

COVID-19 dropped to fourth on the list, and unintentional injuries took over the number three spot.

COVID-19 dropped to fourth on the list, and unintentional injuries took over the number three spot.

ABC reports that both males and females saw approximately the same increase in life expectancy from 2021 to 2022.

Over the same period of time, the death rate decreased for nearly every age group.

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Another NCHS report found that rates of drug overdose deaths from synthetic opioids increased by 4.1% between 2021 and 2022.


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