Recently Released Mortality Data From The CDC Shows That Life Expectancy In The U.S. Rose From 2021 To 2022, But The Report Isn’t All Good News

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A lot of people look forward to newly released CDC data, especially these days, years following the COVID-19 pandemic, to see how the world is still impacted. 

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on mortality in the United States from 2022, which surprised some people.

This data usually analyzes interesting information like life expectancy for the US population, age-specific death rates, the leading causes of death in the US, etc.

It may be a bit morbid, but this information is interesting and important to look at.

According to the CDC, regarding life expectancy, it increased for the US population from 2021 to 2022. The life expectancy from birth for the US population was 77.5 years in 2022, which was an increase of 1.1 years from 2021.

Additionally, the life expectancy for males increased from 73.5 in 2021 to 74.8 in 2022. Female life expectancy only increased from 73.9 in 2021 to 80.2 in 2022.

While that may sound like good news, the data also came with some disappointing news.

For instance, from 2021 to 2022, the death rate for people ages 1 through 4 years old increased by 12%. While there’s no direct answer as to what could’ve caused this increase, it’s certainly alarming and hopefully makes adults more aware of how important safety and health are for children.

With this data, the CDC also looks at America’s top 10 leading causes of death. A few causes from 2021 remained on the list but changed ranks. For example, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2021 but dropped down to the fourth cause in 2022.

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