Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped two years
June 14, 2023
It’s becoming more frequent to hear about people living into their 90s and even making it to 100 years old. So I was surprised to learn from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that life expectancy in the U.S. is declining. It is now at the lowest level since 1996.
Back in 1900, U.S. life expectancy was 47 years, and by 2019 it hit 79. But the upward trend decline in 2020 when life expectancy fell to 77, and it dropped to 76.4 in 2021, the most recent tabulation by the CDC.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), this alarming trend is clearly not an anomaly...