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QuickStats: Life Expectancy at Age 65 Years, by Sex and Race --- United States, 2000--2006*
* Data for 2000--2006 are based on a newly revised methodology and might differ from figures previously published. More information on the revised method is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_14.pdf.
From 2000 to 2006, the most recent years for which data are available, life expectancy at age 65 years increased by 0.9 year for the overall U.S. population, 1.0 year for white men, 0.7 year for white women, 1.0 year for black men, and 1.1 years for black women.
SOURCE: Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: final data for 2006. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009;57(14). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr57/nvsr57_14.pdf.
Alternative Text: The figure above shows the life expectancy for U.S. residents at age 65, by sex and race, from 1999 through 2006. The data show gradual increases in the number of years from 2000 to 2006 for whites, blacks, men, and women, with the increases ranging from 0.7 years for white women to 1.1 years for black women.
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Date last reviewed: 5/7/2009