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After all, if the death rate has increased by 40% then the life expectancy has also decreased by 40%... Life expectancy of a male at birth is 76.23 years. Reduce that by 40% and you get 45.738 years. Life expectancy of a female at birth is 71.28 years. Reduce that by 40% and you get 48.768 years.
originally posted by: doorhandle
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
a reply to: DaRAGE
After all, if the death rate has increased by 40% then the life expectancy has also decreased by 40%...
I assumed the rate was per this guys insurance company!
The life expectancy of Americans is now to where it was during WW2.
Compared with white Americans, whose average life expectancy at birth dropped by about 1.4 years between 2018 and 2020, the average Hispanic American’s decreased by just under 3.9 years. The average lifespan of a Black American decreased by 3.25 years.
“These are numbers we aren’t at all used to seeing in this research; 0.1 years is something that normally gets attention in the field, so 3.9 years and 3.25 years and even 1.4 years is just horrible,” Woolf said. “We haven’t had a decrease of that magnitude since World War II.”
Life expectancy is not ‘where it was during ww2’. The above quote says the rate of decrease is. That is different.
Average life expectancy in the United States plummeted in 2020, widening the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and other high-income countries. The decline was particularly sharp among Hispanic and Black Americans, a new study found.
Health experts anticipated life expectancy would drop during the pandemic, but how much it did came as a surprise.