Ninety years of change in life expectancy (1921 to 2011) - ARCHIVED

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This article explores the patterns and frequency of death by age and by cause in the population. The main goal is to explain how and why life expectancy has changed over a 90 year period. Although the article is primarily focused on mortality, it concludes with a brief discussion about how living longer may be associated with deteriorating health in later years of life.

Issue Number: 2014001
Author(s): Decady, Yves; Greenberg, T. Lawson

Main Product: Health at a Glance

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