CDC Reported A Drop In Average Life Expectancy?!

Huge question mark here and by no means able to be answered at this time. Remember there are 80 million people who were born between 1945-1964 ("Baby Boomers") and the average life expectancy is 76/81 (M/F). So, unfortunately, the numbers of people dying are expected to increase simply because of the numbers of people in each age group.

 

ABC News reported that the CDC revealed a decrease in average life expectancy for the first time since 1993.

"The CDC report is based mainly on 2015 death certificates. There were more than 2.7 million deaths, or about 86,000 more than the previous year. The increase in raw numbers partly reflects the nation's growing and aging population.

It was led by an unusual upturn in the death rate from the nation's leading killer, heart disease. Death rates also increased for chronic lower lung disease, accidental injuries, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, kidney disease and suicide.

The only clear drop was in cancer, the nation's No. 2 killer."

I'd like to think interventional radiology had something to do with the decrease in cancer-related deaths. 😉👍🏾