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U.S. life expectancy after age 65

A person who reaches the age of 65 in the U.S. has an average life expectancy of an additional 18.5 years (19.8 years for females; 16.8 for males).

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2005. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2005profile.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2005
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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