Life Expectancy at Birth, by Race* and Sex, 1970-2005

Life Expectancy at Birth, by Race and Sex, 1970-2005
Year Black male White male Black female White female
1970 60.0 68.0 68.3 75.6
1975 62.4 69.5 71.3 77.3
1980 63.8 70.7 72.5 78.1
1985 65.0 71.8 73.4 78.7
1990 64.5 72.7 73.6 79.4
1995 65.2 73.4 73.9 79.6
2000 68.3 74.9 75.2 80.1
2005 69.5 75.7 76.5 80.8

*Both racial categories include Hispanics.

Source: Kung HC, Hoyert DL, Xu JQ, Murphy SL. Deaths: Final data for 2005. National vital statistics reports; vol 56 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2008.

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