Life Expectancy

What is life expectancy?

·         Life expectancy is a measure of the expected number of years of life remaining at birth

·         Used as a summary indicator of the overall health of a population

·         Changes in mortality by age and cause of death can have a major effect on life expectancy

·        Tracking life expectancy can help to identify disparities by

   •       Geography,
   •       Socioeconomic status
   •       Other factors

Life expectancy in Maryland and the United States

·     Life Expectancy United States, 2017: 78.6 Years (NCHS)

·         Life Expectancy Maryland, 2018: 79.2 Years (Maryland VSA)​

Increasing life expectancy

·         Decreasing all-cause mortality (Link to future all-cause mortality page)​