Death Rates Ticking Up For Middle-Aged White People

November 3, 2015 10:25 AM

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The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up -- middle-aged white people.

Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 to 44 have been level recently, and they're beginning to turn up for whites 55 to 64. Most strikingly, though, death rates for whites ages 45 to 54 have risen by half a percent pe...

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