Life expectancy in the United States

Life expectancy is determined as the average number of years that a person could expect to live if they experienced the age-specific mortality rates prevailing in a given nation in a select year. In 1930, life expectancy at birth in the United States was 58 for men and 62 for women. By 2001, the average U.S. life expectancy was 74 for men and 80 for women. In 2018 the average life expectancy was 80 years for males and 84 years for females.

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