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Life Expectancy In The U.S. 79 For Third Year In A Row

First Posted: Dec 10, 2015 12:13 AM EST

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that life expectancy for a newborn is about 79 years old for the third year year in a row.

The CDC's 2014 mortality report showed infant mortality in the United States hit a historic low of 582.1 infant deaths per 100,000 live births, with the ten overall leading causes of deaths for infants remaining the same from 2013 to 2014.

However, researchers noted differences in the number of deaths due to unintentional injuries, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and suicide--all of which are increasing. However, the number of deaths from cancer, diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia are going down, health officials say.

At this time, the United States ranks below 40 other countries regarding life expectancy, according to the World Bank as stated by Fox News. Japan and Iceland top the last with a life expectancy of more than 83 years. 

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