The data on this dataset was from study results were published on July 2013, in “Left Behind: Widening Disparities for Men and Women in US County Life Expectancy, 1985-2010”.
This study was conducted to examines large disparities seen in life expectancy across communities. Results of this study showed that there is widening disparities between counties and the slow rate of increase compared to other countries should be viewed as a call for action.
Results of this study showed that female life expectancy in the United States increased from 78.0 years in 1985 to 80.9 years in 2010, while male life expectancy increased from 71.0 years in 1985 to 76.3 years in 2010. The gap between female and male life expectancy in the United States was 7.0 years in 1985, narrowing to 4.6 years in 2010. In conclusion, there are widening life expectancy disparities between counties and the slow rate of increase compared to other countries should be addressed.