Life Expectancy in US Drops by 1 Year Amid Pandemic, Largest Decrease Since World War II

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Life expectancy in the United States dropped by a full year from 2019 to 2020, according to new estimates released this week. The expectancy at birth for the total population was 77.8 years in the first half of 2020, a decline from 78.8 in 2019, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers. The life expectancy for males declined by 1.2 years to 75.1 years, while female life expectancy dropped 0.9 years to 80.5. Among different races, life expectancy dropped the most for non-Hispanic blacks, who saw a 2.7 years decrease to 72. Hispanic life expectancy decreased from 81.8 to 79.9 years, and by 0.8 years to 78 among non-Hispanic whites. The life expectancy overall was the lowest since 2006 for total population and for males, and the lowest for women since 2007. The new figures for blacks, meanwhile, was the lowest since 2001, while life expectancy for …
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