Thursday, November 06, 2014


[IWS] NCHS: UNITED STATES LIFE TABLES, 2010 [6 November 2014]

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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)


UNITED STATES LIFE TABLES, 2010 [6 November 2014]

[full-text, 63 pages]



Objectives—This report presents complete period life tables for

the United States by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, based on agespecific

death rates in 2010.


Methods—Data used to prepare the 2010 life tables are 2010

final mortality statistics; April 1, 2010 population estimates based

on the 2010 decennial census; and 2010 Medicare data for persons

aged 66-99. The methodology used to estimate the 2010 life tables

was first implemented with data year 2008. The methodology

used to estimate the life tables for the Hispanic population remains

unchanged from that developed for the publication of life tables by

Hispanic origin for data year 2006.


Results—In 2010, the overall expectation of life at birth was

78.7 years. Between 2009 and 2010, life expectancy at birth

increased for all groups considered. Life expectancy increased for

both males (from 76.0 to 76.2) and females (80.9 to 81.0) and for

the white population (78.8 to 78.9), the black population (74.7 to

75.1), the Hispanic population (81.1 to 81.4), the non-Hispanic white

population (78.7 to 78.8), and the non-Hispanic black population

(74.4 to 74.7).



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