US life expectancy
The worrisome decline is the first in more than two decades.
The rich really do get richer.
The Brookings Institution recently issued a report showing that poor Americans die at a much earlier age than rich Americans, and that this life expectancy gap between rich and poor is growing rapidly.
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And women still live longer than men.
A child born last year can expect to make it to age 78.
The mortality rate fell by about 17 percent from 1968 through 2010, years for which we have detailed data. Read more on Bloomberg
Life expectancy in the United States ranks 26th out of the 36 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation
Overall, Americans who make it to 65 have about 19 years of life ahead of them, including nearly 14 in relatively good health, the CDC estimated. But the South and parts of the Midwest clearly had lower numbers. That's not a surprise, experts said.
Those at high risk of developing kidney disease, including smokers, obese people, African-Americans and Asian Americans, should