Friday, October 12, 2012

Life Expectancy, 2011

Life expectancy at birth in the United States was unchanged in 2011, at 78.7 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. For females, life expectancy is 81.1 years at birth, and for males it is 76.3 years. Life expectancy differs by race and Hispanic origin as follows...

Hispanic females: 83.7
Non-Hispanic white females: 81.1
Hispanic males: 78.9
Non-Hispanic black females: 77.8
Non-Hispanic white males: 76.4
Non-Hispanic black males: 71.6

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011

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