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In 2002, the healthy life expectancy at birth was 69 years in the U.S. – 67 years for men and 71 years for women.

World Health Organization. World Health Statistics 2008; 2008. http://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/2008/en/index.html

Reference

Title
World Health Statistics 2008
Publication Date
2008
Authors
World Health Organization
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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