Chart of the Week: How Americans die, by the numbers
Americans aren’t dying like they used to. They’re living longer, and more are dying of natural causes. In 2010, nearly one-third of all deaths (31%) came from people ages 85 and older – a big improvement from 1968, when the 85+ age cohort made up just 12.6% of all deaths.
5 facts about Americans’ views on life-and-death issues
From the morality of suicide to personal preferences for end-of-life care.