Saturday, December 18, 2010

Life Expectancy Declines

Life expectancy fell slightly in 2008, down by 0.1 years to 77.8 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This measure of the nation's health has declined only three other times in the past thirty years: 2005, 1993, and 1980.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Mortality Data

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