CDC announced life expectancy drop among Native Americans and Alaska Natives


Last updated 9/30/2022 at 12:23pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.-According to a report released in September 2022 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw the biggest life expectancy decline among all races between 2020 and 2021.

Among the total United States population, the average life expectancy for those who were born in 2021 was expected to be 76 years. This is the lowest the U.S. life expectancy has been since 1996.

Among Native Americans and Alaska Natives, the average life expectancy fell from about 67 years old in 2020 to 65 in 2021, on top of a four-year drop the year befo...

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