Life Expectancy - Men at the age of 65 years in the U.S. 1960-2017

The life expectancy for men aged 65 years in the U.S. has gradually increased since the 1960s. Now men in the United States aged 65 can expect to live 18 more years on average. Women aged 65 years can expect to live around 20.6 more years on average.

Life expectancy in the U.S.

As of 2017, the average life expectancy at birth in the United States was 78.54 years. Life expectancy in the U.S. had steadily increased for many years but has recently dropped slightly. Women consistently have a higher life expectancy than men but have also seen a slight decrease. As of 2017, a woman in the U.S. could be expected to live up to 81.1 years.

Leading causes of death

The leading causes of death in the United States include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory diseases and cerebrovascular diseases. However, heart disease and cancer account for around 44 percent of all deaths. Although heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death for both men and women, there are slight variations in the leading causes of death among the genders. For example, unintentional injury and suicide account for a larger portion of deaths among men than they do among women.

Life expectancy for men at the age of 65 years in the U.S. from 1960 to 2017

Life expectancy in years
196012.8
197013.1
198014.1
199015.1
199115.3
199215.4
199315.3
199415.5
199515.6
199615.7
199715.9
199816
199916.1
200016
200116.2
200216.3
200316.5
200416.9
200516.9
200617.2
200717.4
200817.4
200917.7
201017.7
201117.8
201217.9
201317.9
201418
201518
201618.1
201718.1
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2017

Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes


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