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QuickStats: Life Expectancy at Birth, by Year --- United States, 1970--2003

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Preliminary data indicate that life expectancy at birth in the United States reached a record high in 2003. Disparities in life expectancy at birth between non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white persons and males and females have narrowed in recent years. Additional information about life expectancy is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/mortdata.htm.

SOURCES: Hoyert, DL, Kung HC, Smith BL. Deaths: preliminary data for 2003. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2005;53(15).

Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Anderson RN. Deaths: final data for 2002. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2004;53(5).



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