Final Wishes Put Off in a Death-Denying Society

End-of-life care decisions, medical intervention and burial wishes are topics that most baby boomers would rather ignore. However, with a 32 percent increase in the number of people dying in the U.S. by 2030, it will force countless decisions on how we die.

Published Sept. 24, 2013

Sources: National Vital Statistics, Cremation Association of North America, National Funeral Directors Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

GRAPHIC: DAVE MERRILL / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA