December 17, 2014
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among women from 1990 to 2013.
Some causes of death, however, have seen increased rates in that time, according to the data published in The Lancet. The most significant increase is in the rate of death from liver cancer caused by hepatitis C, which has increased by 125%. Other increases in mortality rates include atrial fibrillation and flutter by 100%; drug use disorders by 63%; chronic kidney disease by 37%; sickle cell disorders by 29%; diabetes by 9% and pancreatic cancer by 7%.