US Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

October 8, 2014 7:07 PM

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US Life Expectancy Reaches Record High

The US birth rate may have plateaued in the 1990s, but that doesn't mean there aren't more people strolling - or scootering - on our sidewalks. A new set of statistics has revealed that US life expectancy has reached a new record high, with the average person expected to live for at least 78.8 years.

The data, collected and analyzed by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), primarily concerns the year 2012, comparing and contrasting those statistics to the previous year. Most notably, the age-adjusted death rate for US citizens decreased 1.1 percent, to a record low of 732.8 per...

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