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Life expectancy between 2000 and 2010

The life expectancy at birth for men increased by 2.1 years between 2000 and 2010, and by 1.7 years for women.

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

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