advertisement

How long do you have left to live?

March 12, 2010 | 1:04 p.m. CST
Every year, statisticians at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculate how long the average American will live as well as his or her likelihood of dying within the next year, based on current age and gender. In general, the older you are now, the longer you will live because you’ve already dodged whatever killed others in your age group.

RELATED STORIES: COLUMN: Life tables help you dodge death, one day at a time

advertisements