They’re Saying Your Grandkids Won’t Live As Long

Grim ReaperI just used that headline to get your attention.  Sorry!

New statistics from the National Center For Health Statistics released this month indicate that a baby’s life expectancy at birth actually declined for the total U.S. population from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015.

This is the first such decrease in more than 20 years, but this news isn’t really that exciting, is it?

Maybe more relevant to UpGrading Seniors is that life expectancy at age 65 for the overall population was 19.4 years, unchanged from 2014.

I also find it more than a little interesting that 8 of the 10 leading causes of death showed age-adjusted increases in the number of deaths, despite all the prescription drugs being heavily promoted by pharmaceutical companies and administered by physicians, supposedly to reduce such things as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, flu, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.


2015 Causes of Death

Source: NCHS National Vital Statistics System

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