More white, Native Americans dying early, study says

Story highlights

  • Premature mortality rose for white, American Indian, Alaskan Native populations between 1999 and 2014
  • Two key reasons were accidental deaths, largely attributable to drug overdose, and suicide
  • Black, Asian and Latino early deaths have decreased

(CNN)Premature death is on the rise for Native and white Americans in the United States, with drug