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United States Adult Life Expectancy by State and County 1987-2009


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1987 - 12/2009
Data type

This is a complete annual time series for life expectancy from 1987 to 2009 by U.S. state and U.S. county. The datasets provide life expectancy estimates by sex and race (total, white, black). These numbers update the 1987-2007 life expectancy results published by IHME in 2011.

The updated results still show large disparities nationwide whether urban or rural, with men's lifespans improving faster than women, and life expectancy for black Americans (both male and female) improving faster than for white Americans.