life expectancy

July 8, 2019

New research suggests that people who undergo dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease tend to be overly optimistic about their life expectancy, relative to national mortality data for that patient population.

Even as life expectancy is increasing in the United States and many parts of the world, people are living more years with chronic illness or disabling conditions.

People are living longer throughout the world, due in part to lower rates of deaths from heart and blood vessel disease in high-income countries and a reduction in child deaths in low-income countries, but disparities remain among regions.

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