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Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in between

The US age-adjusted mortality rate rose 1.2% from 2014 to 2015


Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed.   The US age-adjusted mortality rate—a measure of the number of deaths per year—rose 1.2 per cent from 2014 to 2015, according to the Society of Actuaries. That’s the first year-over-year increase since 2005, and only the second rise greater than one per cent since 1980.   Bloomberg

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 04:08 IST