Silver Book Fact

Life expectancy at birth, 2010

In 2010, the life expectancy at birth for men was 76.2 years and 81.0 years for women.

Health, United States, 2013 With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf#016. Published 2014. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2013 With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Life Expectancy

Related Facts

  • Additional life expectancy in 2007
    In 2007, people reaching the age of 65 had an average life expectancy of an additional 18.6 years (19.9 years for women and 17.2 years for males).  
  • Female life expectancy differences at 65 & 85
    “At age 65, women can expect to live 2.5 years longer. At age 85, women can expect to live 1.1 years longer.”  
  • U.S. life expectancy after age 65 (2009)
    Americans who reach the age of 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.6 years (19.8 for females and 17.1 for males).  
  • The gender gap for longevity
    The gender gap for longevity continued to close in 2004. The difference between male and female life expectancy was 5.2 years – the smallest gap since 1946.  
  • Life expectancy between 2000 and 2010
    The life expectancy at birth for men increased by 2.1 years between 2000 and 2010, and by 1.7 years for women.