Silver Book Fact
Life expectancy at birth in 2004
In 2004, the life expectancy at birth reached an all-time high of 77.9 years – 75.2 for men and 80.4 for women.
Minino A, Heron M, Smith B. Deaths: Preliminary data for 2004. Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics; 2004. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/prelimdeaths04/preliminarydeaths04.htm