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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

A cause named “unintentional injuries” went from the fourth leading cause in 2021 to the third in 2022. The leading cause of death for Americans in 2022 was heart disease, followed by cancer.

Other leading causes of death include kidney disease, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2022, the leading cause of infant mortality in America was congenital malformations, which was also the top cause in 2021.

After taking a look at all of these defining statistics from the recently released data, is any of this information surprising to you? Or were you not surprised by these numbers? 

Regardless, it’s data that can help us realize how vital taking care of our health is and reminds us to keep our doctors up to date with our personal and family health history.

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