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Increase in life expectancy between 1931-2006

Life expectancy at age 65 in the United States increased from 12.2 years in 1929–1931 to 18.5 years in 2006.

He W, Muenchrath N. 90+ in the United States: 2006-2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2011. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2011/acs/acs-17.html

Reference

Title
90+ in the United States: 2006-2008
Publisher
US Census Bureau
Publication Date
2011
Authors
He W, Muenchrath N
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