Data table for figure 22. Life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of age by sex: United States, 1901–2001
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 22.

At birth At 65 years
Year Male Female Male Female
Life expectancy in years
1900–190247.950.711.512.2
1909–1149.953.211.212.0
1919–2155.557.412.212.7
1929–3157.760.911.712.8
1939–4161.665.912.113.6
1949–5165.571.012.715.0
1959–6166.873.213.015.8
1969–7167.074.613.016.8
1979–8170.177.614.218.4
1989–9171.878.815.119.0
199773.679.415.919.2
199873.879.516.019.2
199973.979.416.119.1
200074.379.716.219.3
200174.479.816.419.4

NOTES: Death rates used to calculate life expectancies for 1997–1999 are calculated with death rates based on postcensal 1990-based population estimates; life expectancies for 2000 and beyond are calculated with death rates based on census 2000. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Life expectancies prior to 1997 are from decennial life tables based on census data and deaths for a 3-year period around the census year. Beginning in 1997, the annual life tables are complete life tables based on a methodology similar to that used for decennial life tables. Alaska and Hawaii were included beginning in 1959. For decennial periods prior to 1929–31, data are limited to death registration States: 1900–1902 and 1909–11, 10 States and the District of Columbia; 1919–21, 34 States and the District of Columbia. Deaths to nonresidents were excluded beginning in 1970. See Appendix II, Life expectancy. See related Health, United States, 2004, table 27.

SOURCES: Anderson RN. United States life tables, 1997 (data for 1900–97); 1998 (data for 1998); 1999 (data for 1999). National vital statistics reports; vol 47 no 28; vol 48 no 18; vol 50 no 6. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 1999; 2001; 2002; Anderson RN, Arias E. The effects of revised populations on mortality statistics for the United States, 2000 (data for 2000). National vital statistics reports; vol 51 no 9. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2003; Arias E. United States life tables, 2001 (data for 2001). National vital statistics reports; vol 52 no 14. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2004.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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