Life expectancy gains in the United States, at birth

Year

Published: July, 2006

Life expectancy

Gain over the past 10 years

1950

68.2

1960

69.7

1.5

1970

70.8

1.1

1980

73.7

2.9

1990

75.4

1.7

2000

77.0

1.6

2002

77.3

0.3*

*Gain over the past 2 years

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