Mar
01
2005

Live long(er) and prosper

Life expectancy in the US hit a new high on Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the average American now lives 77.6 years. This is the highest figure ever recorded.

The mortality rate for the two biggest killers—cancer and heart disease—both fell. On average, women still live longer than men, though the gaps is shrinking. And, for reasons that are not explained, people in Hawaii live the longest. Must be all the surfing.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Man i wish we lived longer in minnesota.

posted on Thu, 03/17/2005 - 5:00pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

For some reason, the Associated Press reported this story nine months later, as if it were new! Also, just as oddly, they report is a bad news!

posted on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 4:41pm

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