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Life expectancy increases, 1900-1960 and 1960-2003

Life expectancy at age 65 increased by only 2.5 years between 1900 and 1960, but has increased by 4.2 years from 1960 to 2003.

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  • Life Expectancy

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    In 2010, the life expectancy at birth for men was 76.2 years and 81.0 years for women.  
  • Life expectancy increases, 1900-1960 and 1960-2003
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  • Life expectancy in 2012
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  • Average life expectancy in 2007
    In 2007, the average life expectancy is 77.9 years (around 30 years longer than in 1900).