(ANSA) – Average less than in the United States before life expectancy Born in 2017, due to the increase in suicide and drug abuse rates, according to three government reports published today.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that expecting that the Americans born in 2017 are 78.6 years old, which is 0.1 years less than in 2016. In addition, there were no more than 2.8 million deaths in the United States in 2017, which is almost 70 thousand more than in the previous year, by the middle.
"Life expectancy gives us a picture of the global health of the nation and these surging statistics are warning signs that we are losing too much Americans very quickly and frequently," said Robert Redfield, CDC Director
"We need to work together to reverse this trend and ensure that all of the United States have a longer and healthier life," he continued. The fall is mainly due to deaths caused by excessive drugs and suicides that have continued in recent years. Almost 70,240 Americans were killed over the number of drug users last year, 63,630 fewer than the previous year.
"The drug model of death in more drugs has changed in recent years," CDC added in its report, increasing the number of deaths of synthetic opioids increased by 45% between 2016 and 2017.
President Donald Trump began fighting against the country's opiate epidemic. In December of 2017, the crisis indicated that it was a national health emergency, and although he said they wanted to set a death penalty, they sold drugs.
At the same time, the suicide rate rose between 2 and 2% between 2006 and 2017, according to CDC data. Suicide was the tenth cause of death in Americans of all ages and among the ages of 10 to 34 was the leading cause of death. According to official data, among men, the rate of suicide increased by 26% – from 17.8 and 22.4 in 1999 to 2017; The female rate is 53% at the same time.