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Research finds more working-age Americans dying

WNYT Staff
Created: November 26, 2019 06:48 PM

Working-age Americans are dying at higher rates. That's according to new research from Virginia Commonwealth University.

It shows deaths among young and middle-aged adults have risen over the past decade, causing a decline in life expectancy.

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The increase has been fueled by drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, and suicides - but also from a variety of diseases.

Areas that have been hard-hit by changes in the economy, like the Midwest and Appalachia, have seen the largest spike in deaths.


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