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New York Life Expectancy Rises to Record 81 Years, Mayor Says

New York City residents’ life expectancy rose to a record high of 80.9 years for babies born in 2010, 2.2 years more than the national average, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

Among ethnic groups, blacks experienced the greatest increase in the past decade, with life expectancy at birth increasing 3.8 years from 2001 to 2010, the mayor said today in a news release. New York’s infant-mortality rate of 4.7 deaths per 1,000 births marked a record low and a 23 percent decrease since 2001. The rate of decline is almost twice that of the U.S. over the same period, the mayor said.