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The gender gap for longevity

The gender gap for longevity continued to close in 2004. The difference between male and female life expectancy was 5.2 years – the smallest gap since 1946.

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

Reference

Title
Deaths: Preliminary data for 2004
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Minino A, Heron M, Smith B
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  • Life Expectancy

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