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National center NCHS: life expectancy in the United States falls

NEWS PLANET 22.12.2017 at 18:19

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Recently, the national center for health statistics released disappointing statistic: of the last two years, the life expectancy of Americans is falling, and currently equal to 78.6 years. According to experts, in large measure, the decline is associated with drug dependence.

it is Noted that the last time statistics were disappointing for two consecutive years only in 1962 and 1963. For the year 2016 in the United States died approximately 2.7 million citizens, and it 31618 more than a year earlier.

drug dependence in the total number of dead 63 600 people. Every year this figure increases by 18%. As a rule, young people violates the dosage of substances such as fentanyl and tramadol.

it Should be noted that the life expectancy of Americans is lower than Europeans. The best performance observed in Japan, Iceland and Switzerland, and worst in South Africa.