Life Expectancy In U.S. Hits Record High Of 78

June 12, 2008

According to U.S. health researchers, the U.S. life expectancy has hit a new high of 78-years...New York (ChattahBox) – According to U.S. health researchers, the U.S. life expectancy has hit a new high of 78-years.

The report stated that in 2006, 8 out of the 10 most deadly diseases declined compared to their levels in 2005.

According to the CDC, a newborn baby who comes into the world in 2006 is expected to live 78.1 years, up from 77.8 years in 2005.

The increase was for both both men and women, as well as whites and blacks.

It was also noted that Alzheimer’s, which killed 72,914 Americans in 2006 topped diabetes as the sixth-leading cause of death.

Diseases in decline were the flu, pnuemonia, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, suicide, cancer, and others.

We are still behind Japan which has a life expectancy with 83 years for a baby born in 2006.


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