Data table for Figure 16Life expectancy at birth and at 65 years of age, by race and sex: United States, 1970–2006

YearMaleFemaleWhite maleBlack maleWhite femaleBlack female
Life expectancy in years
At birth
197067.174.768.060.075.668.3
198070.077.470.763.878.172.5
199071.878.872.764.579.473.6
199773.679.474.367.279.974.7
199873.879.574.567.680.074.8
199973.979.474.667.879.974.7
200074.179.374.768.279.975.1
200174.279.474.868.479.975.2
200274.379.574.968.679.975.4
200374.579.675.068.880.075.6
200474.979.975.469.380.476.0
200574.979.975.469.380.476.1
200675.180.275.769.780.676.5
At 65 years
197013.117.013.112.517.115.7
198014.118.314.213.018.416.8
199015.118.915.213.219.117.2
199715.919.216.014.219.317.6
199816.019.216.114.319.317.4
199916.119.116.114.319.217.3
200016.019.016.114.119.117.5
200116.219.016.314.219.117.6
200216.219.116.314.419.217.7
200316.419.216.514.519.317.9
200416.719.516.814.819.518.2
200516.819.516.914.919.518.2
200617.019.717.115.119.818.6

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. Data for 2000–2006 are based on a newly revised methodology and may differ from previous editions of Health, United States. (See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates.) Deaths to nonresidents were excluded beginning in 1970. (See Appendix II, Life expectancy. Also see Table 24.)

SOURCES: CDC/NCHS. Heron M, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final data for 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2009. Arias E. United States life tables, 1997–2004. National vital statistics reports; Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 1999–2006 and unpublished data.

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