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US death rates rise slightly

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3122 (Published 02 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3122
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1

According to the report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, both the crude and age adjusted death rates for …

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