Monday, April 25, 2016

Life Expectancy

As the deaths of the famous and quasi-famous continue to dominate the news, you may be starting to wonder about your own mortality. Perhaps when people reach a certain age, a larger percentage of their peers, both unknown and well know, simply start to pass away? How long can we all expect to live? The Life Expectancy page on the FastStats site from the National Center for Health Statistics may provide the data you'd need to answer those questions:

But, if you don't want to spend what little time you may have left digging through the site, average life expectancy as of 2013 was 78.8 years.

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