Average life expectancy increases for fifth year in a row, CDC finds

Erica Carbajal - Print  | 

The average U.S. life expectancy rose from 78.7 years in 2018 to 78.8 years in 2019, marking a five year consecutive increase, according to the CDC's annual mortality report.

The CDC's National Institute for Health Statistics collected information from U.S. death certificates between 2018 and 2019. More key findings: 

Click here to view the full report. 

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