Traditionally, Americans enjoyed a good life expectancy. A multitude of factors such as the economic boom post World War II, technological advancement and sufficient access to health care services were responsible for this. Recently, it has come to limelight that for the first time since 1993, life expectancy has decreased.
A research undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Imperial College London—and published in the medical journal Lancet—predicts that in the years to come, the United States will lag behind other developed high-income countries such as Canada and South Korea in terms of the average life of an individual. The grim forecast says that by 2030, life expectancy of America will be similar to that of Mexico, while South Korea and Canada will have increased expectancy rates. Estimated average age of women will be 83.3 years and for men 79.5 years. Read more