Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

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Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:32 am

Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'
Key findings

Data from the National Vital Statistics System

Life expectancy for the U.S. population declined to 78.6 years in 2017.

The age-adjusted death rate increased by 0.4% from 728.8 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2016 to 731.9 in 2017.

Age-specific death rates increased from 2016 to 2017 for age groups 25–34, 35–44, and 85 and over, and decreased for the age group 45–54.

The 10 leading causes of death in 2017 remained the same as in 2016.

The infant mortality rate of 579.3 infant deaths per 100,000 live births in 2017 was not significantly different from the 2016 rate.

The 10 leading causes of infant death in 2017 remained the same as in 2016 although
4 causes changed ranks.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db328.htm

So for those that want their pecans shelled, suicide and overdose are the primary drivers, same as last year, but with more oomph.

here's their breakout of suicide
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db330.htm

here's their breakout of overdose
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db329.htm

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Re: Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:38 am

That war on drugs is going to save us all to death.

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Figure 2. Drug overdose death rates, by selected age group: United States, 1999–2017

Perhaps we should take a page from Portugal.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 01780.html

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Re: Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:58 pm

I like my pecans not just shelled but made into pecan pie.

On the suicide thing, from Fig. 4 in your link it appears that the farther away you live from the center of a large city, the more likely you are to commit suicide? Is that important or just a statistical oddity?
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Re: Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:15 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:58 pm
I like my pecans not just shelled but made into pecan pie.

On the suicide thing, from Fig. 4 in your link it appears that the farther away you live from the center of a large city, the more likely you are to commit suicide? Is that important or just a statistical oddity?
It's an isolation thing I suppose. And getting worse. I blame facebook. Somehow.

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Re: Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by ed » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:06 pm

Facebook--->Zuckerberg--->Jews--->QED
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Re: Drug overdoses, suicides cause drop in 2017 US life expectancy; CDC director calls it a 'wakeup call'

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:30 pm

ed wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:06 pm
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