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United States Life Tables, 2012
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    Objectives—This report presents complete period life tables for the United States by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, based on age specific death rates in 2012. Methods—Data used to prepare the 2012 life tables are 2012 final mortality statistics; July 1, 2012, population estimates based on the 2010 decennial census; and 2012 Medicare data for persons aged 66–99. The methodology used to estimate the 2012 life tables was first implemented with data year 2008. 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. Results—In 2012, the overall expectation of life at birth was 78.8 years, increasing from 78.7 years in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, life expectancy at birth increased for both males (from 76.3 to 76.4) and females (81.1 to 81.2), for the white population (79.0 to 79.1), the black population (75.3 to 75.5), the Hispanic population (81.8 to 81.9), the non-Hispanic white population (78.7 to 78.9), and the non-Hispanic black population (75.0 to 75.1). Suggested citation: Arias E, Heron M, Xu JQ. United States life tables, 2012. National vital statistics reports; vol 65 no 8. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2016. "This document is hereby certified as an official federal document and is fully admissible as evidence in federal court. Under Federal Rule of Evidence 902: ‘‘Self-authentication’’ (FED.R.EVID.902), no extrinsic evidence of authenticity, that is, seal or stamp, is required as a condition for admissibility of this document as evidence in court." - back cover CS270681 nvsr65_08.pdf
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