U.S. ranks 50th in life expectancy

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    This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.

    Rank country ( years) Date of Information

    1 Macau 84.36 2009 est.

    2 Andorra 82.51 2009 est.

    3 Japan 82.12 2009 est.

    4 Singapore 81.98 2009 est.

    5 San Marino 81.97 2009 est.

    6 Hong Kong 81.86 2009 est.

    7 Australia 81.63 2009 est.

    8 Canada 81.23 2009 est.

    9 France 80.98 2009 est.

    10 Sweden 80.86 2009 est.

    11 Switzerland 80.85 2009 est.

    12 Guernsey 80.77 2009 est.

    13 Israel 80.73 2009 est.

    14 Iceland 80.67 2009 est.

    15 Anguilla 80.65 2009 est.

    16 Cayman Islands 80.44 2009 est.

    17 Bermuda 80.43 2009 est.

    18 New Zealand 80.36 2009 est.

    19 Italy 80.20 2009 est.

    20 Gibraltar 80.19 2009 est.

    21 Monaco 80.09 2009 est.

    22 Liechtenstein 80.06 2009 est.

    23 Spain 80.05 2009 est.

    24 Norway 79.95 2009 est.

    25 Jersey 79.75 2009 est.

    26 Greece 79.66 2009 est.

    27 Austria 79.50 2009 est.

    28 Faroe Islands 79.44 2009 est.

    29 Malta 79.44 2009 est.

    30 Netherlands 79.40 2009 est.

    31 Luxembourg 79.33 2009 est.

    32 Germany 79.26 2009 est.

    33 Belgium 79.22 2009 est.

    34 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 79.07 2009 est.

    35 Virgin Islands 79.05 2009 est.

    36 United Kingdom 79.01 2009 est.

    37 Finland 78.97 2009 est.

    38 Jordan 78.87 2009 est.

    39 Isle of Man 78.82 2009 est.

    40 Korea, South 78.72 2009 est.

    41 European Union 78.67 2009 est.

    42 Puerto Rico 78.53 2009 est.

    43 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78.50 2009 est.

    44 Saint Helena 78.44 2009 est.

    45 Cyprus 78.33 2009 est.

    46 Denmark 78.30 2009 est.

    47 Ireland 78.24 2009 est.

    48 Portugal 78.21 2009 est.

    49 Wallis and Futuna 78.20 2009 est.

    50 United States 78.11 2009 est.

    51 Albania 77.96 2009 est.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2102rank.html
     
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    Whoopie.

    Americans have more fun.

    Nobody gets out of here alive.
     
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    If the mexicans and african-americans all left the US, the life expectancy for this country would increase.
    They're dragging the average down.
    Statistics can be cruel.
     
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    Hey, at least we beat Albania!
     
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    5 to 1, 1 in 5, nobody gets out alive. (Jim Morrison for you young'uns)
     
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    Good....Now you can go back to beating yourself.
     
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    Who wants to live to be a 100 when you won't be able to get treatment for what ails you anyway? I'd take quality over quantity any day, thank you very much.
     
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    Um. When there's only 100 people that live there and they are all related, sometimes the stats are skewed. :eek:
     
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