Mortality in the United States, 2015

December 09, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a National Center for Health Statistics data brief that contains U.S. mortality data from 2015. The data show that life expectancy for Americans dropped in 2015, and that suicide remained the 10th leading cause of death. Age-adjusted death rates rose 2.3 percent for suicide, from 13.0 to 13.3 per 100,000. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has released a statement on the report, which includes a list of resources.