Silver Book Fact
Change in U.S. life expectancy from 1900 to 2007
A child born in the U.S. in 2007 could expect to live 77.9 years, about 30 years longer than a child born in 1900.
Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2009. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2010. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2009profile_508.pdf