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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.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. http://agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2008_Documents/OA_2008.pdf

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
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  • Life Expectancy

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