Thursday, December 15, 2016

Life Expectancy was 78.8 Years in 2015

The National Center for Health Statistics recently released an analysis of mortality rates in the U.S. Here are some key findings from the report:

In 2015, life expectancy at birth was 78.8 years for the U.S. population.
For males, life expectancy changed from 76.5 in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015.
Female life expectancy decreased from 81.3 in 2014 to 81.2 in 2015.
The difference in life expectancy between females and males increased 0.1 year.
In 2015, life expectancy at age 65 for the total population was 19.4 years.
Life expectancy at age 65 was 20.6 years for females and 18.0 years for males.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, December, 2016

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