Minorities Experience Greater Decline in Life Expectancy

Minorities Experience Greater Decline in Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in the United States fell sharply between 2018 and 2020 compared with that of 16 other high-income nations. The decline, attributable in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, affected some minorities significantly more than it did whites, according to mortality data published in the British Medical Journal. White Americans can now expect to live 1.36 fewer years, while life expectancy for Black people and Hispanic Americans dropped 3.25 and 3.88 years, respectively. The decline in life expectancy is the steepest recorded since the height of World War II in 1943. In fact, the decrease in life expectancy is nearly nine times higher than that recorded in countries such as Spain, Norway, Italy and New Zealand over the same period of time.

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