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Life Expectancy in U.S. Lags Behind Global Rates

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 in Health & Wellness

By Kristina Fiore Life expectancy at birth for American men was 75.6 years and 80.8 for women in 2007 — 36th and 33rd in the world — with wide variation from county to county, researchers said. County-level life expectancies for men ranged from 15 years ahead of an international average of top-performing nations to more than 50 years behind, Christopher Murray, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues reported in Population Health Metrics. The range for women was 16 years ahead to more than 50 years behind. “The U.S. picture, with its remarkable...

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