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Additional life expectancy at age 85 in 2009 by gender

In 2009, those who reached the age of 85 could expect to live an additional 7 years for women and an additional 5.9 years for men.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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