Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life Expectancy Climbs Again

Life expectancy at birth has resumed its climb, rising from 78.0 years in 2008 to 78.2 years in 2009. Mortality rates fell for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death. Rates (age-adjusted) are lowest in Hawaii and highest in West Virginia.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2009

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