U.S. life expectancy at birth by race

years, 1900–2006

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Data Item19001901190219031904190519061907190819091910191119121913191419151916191719181919192019211922192319241925192619271928192919301931193219331934193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Black women33.5035.3036.4034.6032.7033.1033.9034.0036.0037.3037.5038.2040.0040.3040.8040.5043.1040.8032.5044.4045.2051.3053.0048.9047.8046.7045.6048.9047.0047.8049.2051.5054.6056.0053.7055.2051.4052.5054.3056.0054.9055.3058.2056.1057.7059.6061.0061.9062.5062.7062.9063.4063.8064.5065.9066.1066.1065.5065.8066.5066.3067.1066.9066.6067.3067.6067.6068.5067.9068.6068.3068.9069.1069.3070.3071.3071.6072.0072.4072.9072.5073.2073.6073.5073.6073.4073.4073.4073.2073.3073.6073.8073.9073.7073.9073.9074.2074.7074.8074.7075.1075.2075.4075.6076.0076.1076.50
Black men32.5032.2032.9031.7029.1029.6031.8031.1033.8034.2033.8034.6035.9036.7037.1037.5039.6037.0029.9044.5045.5051.6051.8047.7045.5044.9043.7047.6045.6045.7047.3049.5052.8053.5050.2051.3047.0048.3051.7053.2051.5052.5055.4055.4055.8056.1057.5057.9058.1058.9059.1059.2059.1059.7061.1061.4061.3060.7061.0061.3061.1062.0061.6061.0061.3061.2060.9061.4060.4060.6060.0060.5060.4060.9061.7062.4062.9063.4063.7064.0063.8064.5065.1065.2065.3065.0064.8064.7064.4064.3064.5064.6065.0064.6064.9065.2066.1067.2067.6067.8068.2068.4068.6068.8069.3069.3069.70
Black average33.0033.7034.6033.1030.8031.3032.9032.5034.9035.7035.6036.4037.9038.4038.9038.9041.3038.8031.1044.5045.3051.5052.4048.3046.6045.7044.6048.2046.3046.7048.1050.4053.7054.7051.8053.1049.0050.3052.9054.5053.1053.8056.6055.6056.6057.7059.1059.7060.0060.6060.8061.2061.4062.0063.4063.7063.6063.0063.4063.9063.6064.5064.2063.7064.2064.3064.2064.9064.1064.5064.1064.6064.7065.0066.0066.8067.2067.7068.1068.5068.1068.9069.4069.4069.5069.3069.1069.1068.9068.8069.1069.3069.6069.2069.5069.6070.2071.1071.3071.4071.8072.0072.1072.3072.8072.8073.20
White average47.6049.4051.9050.9048.0049.1049.3048.1051.5052.5050.3053.0053.9053.0054.9055.1052.5052.0039.8055.8054.9061.8060.4058.3061.4060.7058.2062.0058.4058.6061.4062.6063.2064.3062.4062.9059.8061.4065.0064.9064.2066.2067.3064.2066.2066.8067.5067.6068.0068.8069.1069.3069.5069.7070.5070.5070.5070.3070.5070.7070.6071.0070.9070.8071.0071.1071.1071.4071.1071.4071.7072.0072.0072.2072.8073.4073.6074.0074.1074.6074.4074.8075.1075.2075.3075.3075.4075.6075.6075.9076.1076.3076.5076.3076.5076.5076.8077.2077.3077.3077.3077.4077.4077.6077.9077.9078.20
White women48.7051.0053.8052.5049.5050.6051.4050.4053.3054.2052.0054.9056.2055.7057.5057.5055.2055.3043.2057.4055.6062.9061.9059.6063.4062.4059.6063.9060.0060.3063.5064.7064.5066.3064.6065.0061.9063.8066.8066.6066.6068.5069.4065.7068.4069.5070.3070.5071.0071.9072.2072.4072.6073.0073.7073.7073.9073.7073.9074.2074.1074.6074.5074.4074.7074.8074.8075.2075.0075.3075.6075.8075.9076.1076.7077.3077.5077.9078.0078.4078.1078.4078.7078.7078.7078.7078.8078.9078.9079.2079.4079.6079.8079.5079.6079.6079.7079.9080.0079.9079.9079.9079.9080.0080.4080.4080.60
White men46.6048.0050.2049.5046.6047.6047.3046.0049.9050.9048.6051.3051.9050.8052.7053.1050.2049.3037.1054.5054.4060.8059.1057.1059.8059.3057.0060.5057.0057.2059.7060.8062.0062.7060.5061.0058.0059.3063.2063.3062.1064.4065.9063.2064.5064.4065.1065.2065.5066.2066.5066.5066.6066.8067.5067.4067.5067.2067.4067.5067.4067.8067.7067.4067.7067.6067.5067.8067.5067.7068.0068.3068.3068.5069.0069.5069.9070.2070.4070.8070.7071.1071.5071.6071.8071.8071.9072.1072.2072.5072.7072.9073.2073.1073.3073.4073.9074.3074.5074.6074.7074.8074.9075.0075.4075.4075.70

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a person would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of his or her birth were to stay the same throughout his or her life.

Source: Angus Deaton, The Great Escape (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013), pg. 61