A US study found that Asians and Pacific Islanders, with a population of around 20 million, have the highest life expectancy at 85.7 years.
Within the scope of the research, the average life expectancy in 3,79 districts and regions of the USA between 2000-2019 was analyzed.
In the research, it was determined that the average life expectancy in the country varies according to race and ethnic identity.
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While it was seen that the average life expectancy in the USA increased by an average of 2.3 years from 76.8 to 79.1 in about 20 years, it was stated that the average life expectancy varies according to racial and ethnic identities.
It was noted that the average life expectancy of Asians and Pacific Islanders increased from 82.2 years in 2002 to 85.7 years in 2019, 6.6 years above the average life expectancy in the country.
Black people had the highest increase in life expectancy
The study found a significant increase in life expectancy for black people.
Between 2000 and 2019, black life expectancy increased by 3.9 years, more than any other racial or ethnic group, from 71.4 years in 2000 to 75.3 years in 2019.
The life expectancy of whites increased by 1.7 years to 78.9 years in the same period.
Natives had the lowest life expectancy
The life expectancy of Latin Americans, whose population is approximately 60 million, has also increased from 79.5 to 82.2 years.
On the other hand, the lowest life expectancy was observed in indigenous people with 73.1.
Dr. Ali Mokdad, one of the researchers, noted that despite the significant acceleration in life expectancy, there are still large differences between different racial and ethnic groups.
Mokdad said the research points to the need for more sensitive and sustainable solutions to improve the living conditions of indigenous communities.
The results of the study were published in The Lancet.