Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Life Expectancy Ticks Up Again

Life expectancy in 2010 continued its climb into record territory, rising to 78.7 years at birth. The government recently began to collect data on life expectancy by race and Hispanic origin (see my post about this), and the 2010 statistics still show Hispanics living the longest. Hispanic life expectancy at birth is 81.3 years versus 78.8 years for non-Hispanic whites.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2010

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