Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Life expectancy: Why is the US doing so poorly?
Arbeitsbereich Bevölkerung und Gesundheit, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung, Rostock
SummaryLife expectancy in the United States is lagging behind other industrialized nations. Recently, US life expectancy has even decreased. A new study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research now shows: Mortality from cardiovascular diseases was a more decisive factor for this development than the often-mentioned opioid crisis.