U.S Life Expectancy likely to Decline for the Second Consecutive Year

Yes, you heard that right the U.S average life expectancy has dropped down a bit again for the 2nd consecutive year. The Opioid Drug overdose could be a possible reason for this situation. As per the study and researches conducted in the U.S, it has been found that the opioid drugs have highly contributed to the decrease in the life expectancy.

U.S Life Expectancy

U.S Life Expectancy likely to Decline for the Second Consecutive Year

The CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) released a report on the death rates and the life expectancy rates in the U.S – and the 2016 reports showed decreased in the average age from that of the previous 2015 results.

Well, the age figure was 78.7 years in 2015, and it was now 78.6 years. This may not seem like a big difference to you, but the point decimal change matters a lot when we consider it for a big population.

Along with the Americans’ Life Expectancy rates, there has been a slight reshuffling found in the top causes of death. There was the mention of Unintentional Injuries which topped on the Number 3 position.

Unintentional Injuries are the ones which are caused when the person is on a high drug overdose. Another shocking thing was to see how this Cause overtook the Chronic Respiratory Diseases as it became the 3rd cause of Death. The heart and cancer still remain steady on the first and the second place.

Also, the number of drug cases reported increased from 47,000 to 64,000 from the year 2015 to 2016. This count is going to be changed every year, but it doesn’t seem to decrease for the coming years too.

On the other hand, CDC mentioned that the number of people per 1 lakh persons who died in the year 2016 has reduced by 0.6% compared to the last year. But it’s the life expectancy which has reduced due to some unfortunate reasons.

Checking the death rates, it’s found to be slightly higher for the younger age groups. Whereas, the women still live a longer life than men with a life expectancy of 81.1 years compared to the 76.1 years in men.

Best Colleges Rankings of 2019 as per U.S. News & World Reports

I do understand the process and evaluation that goes into deciding the right college for graduation. Lots of our hope goes into the selection, and sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail.

This is why the U.S News and World Report makes the list of the Best College and share the rankings of them every year. They have recently shared the list, and we have got the results for you guys.

Best Colleges based on 2019 Rankings – U.S News!

For the listing, the academic quality of more than 1800 coleges are taken into consideration and then all of them are sorted out.

The Number #1 for the Best National Universities Category is the Princeton University, and for the 14th consecutive year, The Williams College won as the Best National Liberal Arts College. So, you know which one should you consider.

Best Colleges Rankings of 2019

Then, the next category which comes is the Top Public Schools and here the California Schools and the Military Academies hit a new stand. The University of California—Berkeley topped the listing for the Public Schools among the National Universities. While the United States Naval Academy ranked first in the Top Public Schools among the National Liberal Arts Colleges.

A lot of 15 measures are considered for deciding the overall quality and marking of the college. Brian Kelly, the Editor-in-Chief of U.S News encourages the parents and teachers to refer to the rankings and get the best for your child. He also adds, parents, should also focus on the graduation and the retention rates of the College along with the location and cost. This will give a better image of the College you are considering.

10 Best National Universities
  1. Princeton University (NJ)
  2. Harvard University (MA)
  3. University of Chicago (IL) (tie)
  4. Yale University (CT) (tie)
  5. Columbia University (NY) (tie)
  6. Stanford University (CA) (tie)
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  8. Duke University (NC) (tie)
  9. University of Pennsylvania (tie)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (MD)
10 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  1. Williams College (MA)
  2. Amherst College (MA)
  3. Wellesley College (MA)
  4. Middlebury College (VT) (tie)
  5. Swarthmore College (PA) (tie)
  6. Bowdoin College (ME)
  7. Carleton College (MN) (tie)
  8. Pomona College (CA) (tie)
  9. Claremont McKenna College (CA) (tie)
  10. Davidson College (NC) (tie)