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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 to live another 2.3 years.

Wan He and Mark N Muenchrath. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-17.pdf

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Wan He and Mark N Muenchrath
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