Average Number of Years of Life Remaining by Sex, Race, and Age: 1979 to 2003

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The dataset gives the average number of years an individual in the US has left to live, given their age, sex and race. The data is from 1979 to 2003. The figures are derived from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 54, No.14, April 19, 2006.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 99):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 25 rows and 28 columns.

Excludes deaths of nonresidents of the United States.