Figure 14

Figure 14

Life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of age, by race and sex: United States, 1970–2005

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NOTES: Death rates used to calculate life expectancies for 1997–1999 are based on postcensal 1990–based population estimates; life expectancies for 2000 and beyond are calculated with death rates based on census 2000. See data table for Figure 14 for data points graphed and additional notes.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System.

From: Chartbook

Cover of Health, United States, 2008
Health, United States, 2008: With Special Feature on the Health of Young Adults.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2009 Mar.

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