Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

WebMD, 2 May 2017
Author: Steven Reinberg
“Black Americans are living longer, but they still aren’t living as long as whites are, federal health officials reported Tuesday. While the overall death rate among black people dropped 25 percent between 1999 and 2015, the average life expectancy among black Americans still lags behind whites by almost four years. The gap in early death rates between blacks and whites is closing due to improved health of the black population overall.”
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