Life Expectancy For White Women In The US Suffers A Rare Drop
The dip in the life expectancy for white, non-Hispanic women in the U.S. was small but very significant, the CDC says.By Matt Moreno | April 20, 2016
It's a small and rare decline in life expectancy for women, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's extremely significant.
The life expectancy of white, non-Hispanic women in the U.S. dipped from 81.2 years to 81.1 years from 2013 to 2014, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
While it's a fraction of a year, the CDC says it shows a bigger problem for a wealthy nation.