A Stall In Life ExpectancyGene Koretz
In assessing a nation's economy and health system, observers often look at longevity. By that standard, the U.S. has apparently lost ground in recent years. According to estimates prepared by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., expectation of life at birth failed to rise last year--after falling from 75.8 to 75.5 years between 1992 and 1993.
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