Thursday, March 03, 2005

Life Expectancy in USA Increases to 77.6 Years

According to the preliminary annual mortality report released Monday by... CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for U.S. residents increased to a record 77.6 years and mortality rates for most leading causes of death declined in 2003.

The preliminary report indicates average life expectancy for U.S. residents in 2003 increased by nearly four months from an average of 77.3 years in 2002.

Howard Price of the Washington Times reports final results will be available in September.

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