Silver Book Fact

Life expectancy between 1980 and 2013, by gender

In the United States between 1980 and 2013, the life expectancy for males increased by 6.4 years and by 3.8 years for females.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2014 with Special Feature on Adults Aged 55-64; 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2014 with Special Feature on Adults Aged 55-64
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Life Expectancy

Related Facts

  • 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).  
  • Rise in life expectancy by 2050
    Government forecasts may have underestimated life expectancy by inadvertently leaving out the effect of advances in biomedical techology that delay the onset of disease or slow the aging process. Results…  
  • Life expectancy of Americans who reach age 65
    Under current mortality conditions, Americans who are age 65 can expect to live an average of 18.7 more years–almost 7 years longer than people age 65 in 1900.  
  • Americans Are Living Longer
    Americans Are Living Longer  
  • Life expectancy at 90 years of age
    Today a person 90 years of age is expected to live on average another 4.6 years (versus 3.2 years in 1929–1931), and those who pass the century mark are projected…