Thursday, August 20, 2009

US Life Expectancy climbs to 78

The life expectancy for children American children born in 2007 is 78 years, a new high. (ABC) That’s up from 76.5 years in 1997. Women can expect to live to 80, men 75.

Heart disease and cancer are still the leading killers, responsible for 48.5 percent of all deaths.

In 2007, 2,423,995 people died in the United States, down 2,269 from the year before.

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