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Life expectancy at birth, by race and sex: United States, 1975-2005 final and 2006 preliminary

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Life expectancy at birth, by race and sex: United States, 1975-2005 final and 2006 preliminary

Heron, Melonie P., Donna Hoyert, Jiaquan Xu, Chester Scott, Betzaida Tejada-Vera. Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2006. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics; June 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/08newsreleases/mortality2006.htm

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Title
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2006
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
June 2008
Authors
Heron, Melonie P., Donna Hoyert, Jiaquan Xu, Chester Scott, Betzaida Tejada-Vera
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