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Life expectancy by gender between 2003 and 2013

The life expectancy for men in 2013 was 1.9 years longer than it was in 2003, and 1.5 years longer for women than it was in 2003.

In 2013, women could expect to live 4.8 years longer than men.

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
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