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United States life tables, 2010

TitleUnited States life tables, 2010
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsArias, E
JournalNatl Vital Stat RepNatl Vital Stat Rep
Volume63
Pagination1-63
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number1551-8922 (Print)<br/>1551-8922 (Linking)
Accession Number25383611
AbstractObjectives-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).