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A study has found that the life expectancy among U.S. women is gradually declining.
Women living longer than men have always been a fact, but according to a new study done by David Kindig and Erika Cheng from the University of Wisconsin, the life expectancy of women is in fact declining. Almost half of the counties in the nation have seen this decline in female life, as reported in The Voice of Russia.
Women under seventy five are dying and experts believe that is due to the increase in smokers and the one of the nation’s biggest problems- obesity, as stated in Medical News Today.
Mortality rates in the United States have risen to 42.8 percent while, in other countries, the male death rate rose only 3.4 percent.
Average life spans have been decreasing. However, a girl born this year is expected to live until eighty one years old and a boy is expected to live until seventy six.
The results to this study can be found published in the journal of Health Affairs.