Category: life expectancy

United States Life Tables

This report presents period  life tables  for the U.S. based on age specific death rates for the most recent year. Based on the 2004 report it seems like Americans are truly living longer. The overall expectation of life at “birth ” was 77.8 years, representing an increase of 0.4 year from life expectancy in 2003. Between Read More >

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US Life Expectancy At All Time High

A child born in the United States in 2005 can expect to live nearly 78 years (77.9) – a new high – according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2005.” The report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics is based on approximately 99 Read More >

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International Life Expectancy

Several news outlets have been running stories comparing the life expectancy in the United States with the life expectancy in other nations. We do not track life expectancy in other nations. US life expectancy can be found here. International life expectancy, as compiled by the Census Bureau, can be found here. Read More >

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