China News Service, Washington, July 21 (Reporter Sha Hanting) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on the 21st local time showing that the average life expectancy of the Americans will drop by 1.5 years to 77.3 years in 2020. This drop is from The biggest drop since World War II.
The report shows that the average life expectancy of Americans in 2020 is 77.3 years, which is 1.5 years lower than in 2019.
Among them, the life expectancy of men was 74.5 years, a decrease of 1.8 years from 2019; the life expectancy of women was 80.2 years, a decrease of 1.2 years from 2019.
The report also shows that in 2020, the life expectancy of Latinos in the United States is 78.8 years, a drop of 3 years compared with 2019; the life expectancy of African Americans is 71.8 years, a drop of 2.9 years; the life expectancy of white Americans is 77.6 years, a drop of 2.9 years 1.2 years old.
The CDC report analyzes that the main reason for the decline in life expectancy in the United States in 2020 is the new crown pneumonia epidemic that has caused a large number of deaths.
In 2020, the total number of deaths in the United States is 3.3 million, which is the highest number of deaths in a single year in the history of the United States. Among them, the number of deaths due to new coronary pneumonia accounts for 11%.
The report also said that the impact of the epidemic varies by ethnic group. Among them, 90% of the decline in the average life expectancy of Latinos is due to the epidemic. The proportions of whites and Africans are 68% and 59% respectively.
Elizabeth Arias, the lead author of the report, said that in addition to the new crown epidemic, the abuse of addictive drugs and the increase in homicides are also reasons for the decline in life expectancy in 2020.
For Africans and Latinos, lack of high-quality medical services, poor living conditions, and a higher proportion of low-income groups also affect average life expectancy.
Experts believe that after the epidemic is over, life expectancy per capita will rebound in the future, but "it may take many years" to return to its pre-epidemic level.
According to statistics, the average life expectancy of the Americans has been increasing in the past few decades. After 2015, the average life expectancy has begun to maintain a level at around 78.7 years.