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Life expectancy (at birth, at age 65).


6.2 Life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of age (based on death certificates), United States, selected years 1900-2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality; Grove RD and Hetzel AM. Vital Statistics Rates in the United States, 1940-1960. DHEW Pub. No. (PHS) 1677. Public Health Service. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968; life expectancy trend data available at; Minino AM, Arias E, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Smith BL. Deaths: Final data for 2000. National vital statistics reports. vol 50 no 15. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.


U.S. population.

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