How Americans Die

Data Story by FusionCharts

How Americans die
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This interactive Data Story helps understand the declining mortality trend, improving life expectancy trend, and the cause of death across different age groups in the US. It highlights that for a substantial period of time, a large segment of the African American male population died of AIDS. It also shows how people in the age group of 45-54 years are more prone to death by suicide or drug over-use, rather than cancer or heart disease. It raises pertinent questions, like although a third of total deaths cover 85+ year-olds, US healthcare spending towards nursing and retirement homes have remained flat over the last decade.

Original @Bloomberg

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