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Life expectancy by gender, 2013

In 2013, the life expectancy for men was 76.4 years and 81.2 years for women. The total population life expectancy was 78.8 years.

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

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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
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