by Savitha C Muppala on  March 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM General Health News
 CDC Statistics Show Improved Life Expectancy and Drop in Age-related Deaths
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s National Center for Health Statistics has shown that age-adjusted death rates for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death in 2009 dropped significantly.

Statistics show that Americans are living longer - life expectancy at birth went up to 78.2 years in 2009.

Age-adjusted death rate for the U.S. population dropped to its lowest ever, 741 deaths per 100,000 people in 2009.

Source: Medindia

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