Friday, December 9, 2016

Unpleasant reversal

In preliminary mortality data out this month from CDC, a few issues stand out. First, estimated life expectancy at birth decreased (by 0.1 year) between 2014 and 2015. Granted, a single year does not a trend make, but some of the underlying details are downright disturbing:

Infant Mortality Rate by Cause:
Source: CDC