Drug Overdoses Behind Rise In Mortality Rates Of Young Whites

On its front page, the New York Times (1/17, A1, Kolata, Cohen, Subscription Publication) reported, “Drug overdoses are driving up the death rate of young white adults in the United States to levels not seen since the end of the AIDS epidemic more than two decades ago.” According to a New York Times analysis of death certificates, “the rising death rates for those young white adults, ages 25 to 34, make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years of the mid-1960s to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the generation that preceded it.”

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— “Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites,” Gina Kolata and Sarah Cohen, New York Times, January 16, 2016.

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