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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Changes in midlife death rates across racial and ethnic groups in the United States: systematic analysis of vital statistics | The BMJ

Mortality in midlife in the US has increased across racial-ethnic populations for a variety of conditions, especially in recent years, offsetting years of progress in lowering mortality rates. This reversal carries added consequences for racial groups with high baseline mortality rates, such as for NH blacks and NH American Indians and Alaskan Natives. That death rates are increasing throughout the US population for dozens of conditions signals a systemic cause and warrants prompt action by policy makers to tackle the factors responsible for declining health in the US.

https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3096

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