Hispanic, Black Americans see disproportionate life expectancy drop: study

By Xia Lin
  • World
  • Saturday, 16 Apr 2022

NEW YORK, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Life expectancy declines recorded in 2020 as the United States battled its first year of the coronavirus pandemic were "experienced disproportionately" among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black Americans, according to a study published by U.S. monthly medical journal JAMA Network Open.

Preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found racial and ethnic disparities in declines during the first year of the pandemic, with the average gap between white and Black Americans expanding to about six years, said Newsweek in its report of the study, which was published on Wednesday.

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