United States life tables, 2020
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      Objectives—This report presents complete period life tables for the United States by Hispanic origin, race, and sex, based on age-specific death rates in 2020.

      Methods—Data used to prepare the 2020 life tables are 2020 final mortality statistics; July 1, 2020, population estimates based on the 2010 decennial census; and 2020 Medicare data for people aged 66–99. The methodology used to estimate the life tables for the Hispanic population remains unchanged from that developed for the publication of life tables by Hispanic origin for data year 2006. The same methodology is used to estimate the life tables for the non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) and non-Hispanic Asian populations. The methodology used to estimate the 2020 life tables for all other groups was first implemented with data year 2008.

      Results—In 2020, the overall expectation of life at birth was 77.0 years, decreasing 1.8 years from 78.8 in 2019. From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy at birth decreased by 2.1 years for males (76.3 to 74.2) and by 1.5 years for females (81.4 to 79.9). In 2020, life expectancy decreased from 2019 by 4.7 years for the non-Hispanic AIAN population (71.8 to 67.1) and by 4.0 years for the Hispanic population (81.9 to 77.9), 3.3 years for the non-Hispanic Black population (74.8 to 71.5), 2.0 years for the non-Hispanic Asian population (85.6 to 83.6), and 1.4 years for the non-Hispanic White population (78.8 to 77.4).

      Suggested citation: Arias E, Xu JQ. United States life tables, 2020. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 71 no 1. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2022. DOI: https://dx.doi. org/10.15620/cdc:118055.



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