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Life expectancy 2000, 2009, 2010

According to the CDC, life expectancy at birth was 76.8 years in 2000, 78.5 in 2009, and 78.7 in 2010.

Health, United States, 2013 With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf#016. Published 2014. Accessed June 30, 2015

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2013 With Special Feature on Prescription Drugs
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
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