A U.S. resident who turned 65 in 2014 could expect to live an average of 19.4 more years.
The average life expectancy at age 65 was 9.2% higher than the average life expectancy of a 65-year-old around 2000.
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The CDC, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, bases the tables on state vital statistics reports.
Analysts found that overall average life expectancy at birth increased 0.1 years between 2013 and 2014, to 78.9 years.
One table breaks life expectancy averages down by age, and it shows how the average life expectancy for each people of each age has changed since 1900.
For periods before 2014, the analysts give average life expectancy figures for three-year data periods around years ending in ’0.” The row for life expectancy for 65-year-olds, for example, shows the average for 2014, for 1999 through 2001, for 1989 through 1991, and so on, back till an average for 1900 through 1902.