CDC releases report states death rates have increased in several causes

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ATLANTA (WIAT) — The Central of Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released the latest annual report stating data on life expectancy, such as an increase in death rates.  

The Central of Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released the latest annual report stating data on life expectancy, such as an increase in death rates.  

The 41st annual report, “Health, United States, 2017,” explores the three causes of death, drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, that have contributed to life expectancy drops in recent years. The inspiration behind the report’s focus on mortality stems from the significant rise in deaths from these three causes. Other causes of death such as unintentional injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and septicemia have increased as well between 2000 and 2016.  The age-adjusted death rate for drug overdose in the U.S increased 72 percent between 2006 and 2016 to 19.8 deaths per 100,000 population in 2016, according to the report. 

The report also features an all new Data Finder tool which allows access to statistical health measures for U.S population and subpopulations. This feature helps users narrow down the list of tables and charts by health topic and populations of interest. 
 

“Health, United States, 2017” is available to the public on the CDC website.
The Data Finder to accompany the report can be found here
 

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