The United States finds death rates from heart disease, diabetes and other common killers. A dramatic increase in 2020 and experts believe a big cause may be that many people with dangerous symptoms make the grave mistake of staying away from hospital for fear of being caught. Corona virus.
The death rate — posted online this week by federal health agencies — adds to growing evidence that the number of direct or indirect deaths from coronavirus in the United States is greater than the number of deaths from Covid-19. Nearly 600,000 official reports in 2020-21
For months, researchers have known that 2020 will be the deadliest year in US history. Mainly due to COVID-19 But data released this week showed the biggest increase in deaths from heart disease and diabetes in at least 20 years.
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“I would probably use the word ‘shocking,'” said Dr. Tannaz Moin, a diabetes specialist at UCLA, of the trend.
at the beginning of this year The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Nearly 3.4 million Americans will die in 2020, an all-time record. Of those deaths, more than 345,000 were directly infected with COVID-19. The CDC also listed the number of deaths from some key causes of death. including the country’s top two killers, heart disease and cancer.
But the data released this week included mortality rates, namely the number of deaths relative to the population. This is a better way to look at the impact each year. due to population fluctuations
The cause of death at the CDC showed a full year temporary increase of nine items, including Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s disease chronic liver disease cerebrovascular disease and high blood pressure
Some of the increases are relatively small. But some of them are amazing. death rate from heart disease which decreases in the long term This has increased to 167 cases per 100,000 inhabitants from 161.5 years ago. This is only the second time in 20 years that the rate has increased. This jump was more than 3 percent, outpacing the less than 1 percent increase in 2015.
In the raw numbers, there are about 32,000 more deaths from heart disease than the year before.
The number of deaths from diabetes rose to 24.6 per 100,000 last year from 21.6 in 2019, resulting in more than 13,000 diabetes deaths in 2019, a 14 percent increase in mortality. with the biggest diabetes in decades
Mortality from Alzheimer’s disease increased by 8 percent, Parkinson’s by 11 percent, high blood pressure 12 percent and stroke by 4 percent.
Many people do not seek treatment.
The CDC only offers statistics, not explanations. The agency has not said how many deaths have been infected – and are susceptible to – the coronavirus, but most of the deaths were from heart disease, diabetes or other conditions.
Some experts believe the bigger reason is that many patients do not seek emergency treatment for fear of contracting the virus.
Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, a researcher at Northwestern University which is elected by the chairman American Heart Association
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Other possible explanations also point indirectly to the coronavirus.
Many patients stop taking care of themselves during crises, gain weight or cut back on their high blood pressure medication, he said, experts say. crisis stress Missing out on lockdown-related exercise options and unemployment and health insurance. They are all factors as well.
Increased data in Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and West Virginia. This puts all four into the group of states with the highest rates of death from heart disease, the CDC data indicates. Similar changes occurred in Indiana, New Mexico, West Virginia. and some southern states and other plains
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The nation’s second-largest killer death rate, cancer, continues to decline during the year of COVID-19. It dropped about 2 percent in 2020, similar to the decline from 2018 to 2019, although cancer screening and cancer care declined or were often postponed last year.
Lloyd-Jones’ Degenerative Theory: Massive Virus Victims Fight Cancer “But COVID intervened and became the leading cause of death.”
Previous research done by demographer Kenneth Johnson at the University of New Hampshire found that 25 unprecedented states had more deaths than births last year.
The states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Traditionally, most states have more births than deaths.
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