US Life Expectancy 1987 to 2007

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This dataset provides estimates for life expectancy from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United States.

Complexity

The data on this dataset was from study results were published on June 15, 2011, in “Falling behind: life expectancy in US counties from 1987 to 2007 in an international context”.

This study was conducted to account for disparities in health outcomes that can be seen more clearly in the context of how progress in each county compares to international trends. Results of this study showed that the US has extremely large geographic and racial disparities, with some communities having life expectancies already well behind those of the best-performing nations.

The 3,141 US counties were merged into 2,357 clusters for this research. This was done to counties with fewer than 7,000 males or 7,000 females were joined with neighboring counties in the same state of similar size, income, and percent of the population reported as black or Native American until the cutoff was met. Within the dataset, counties in the same cluster have the same results.

Results of this study showed that across US counties, life expectancy in 2007 ranged from 65.9 to 81.1 years for men and 73.5 to 86.0 years for women. County life expectancy for black men ranges from 59.4 to 77.2 years while for black women, the range is 69.6 to 82.6 years. Between 2000 and 2007, 80% (men) and 91% (women) of American counties fell in standing against the international life expectancy standard. In conclusion, the US has extremely large life expectancy disparities and efforts should be made to address these issues.

Date Created

2011

Last Modified

2017-09-06

Version

2017-09-06

Update Frequency

Never

Temporal Coverage

1987-01-01 to 2007-12-31

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Global Health Data Exchange;

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). United States Adult Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007. Seattle, United States Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2011.

Keywords

Life Expectancy, Life Span, Average Life Expectancy, Average Human Death Age, Life Expectancy by Year, Life Expectancy at Birth, Age Expectancy, Life Expectancy by State, Life Expectancy by County, Life Expectancy Rate

Other Titles

United States Adult Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007, US Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007, US Adult Life Expectancy by County 1987-2007

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
StateUS state where adult life expectancy was estimated from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesstring-
CountyUS county where adult life expectancy was estimated from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesstring-
FIPS_CodeFIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United Statesintegerlevel : Nominal
YearYear when adult life expectancy was estimated from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesdate-
Male_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsMale adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
Years_Behind_International_Frontier_MaleYears behind life expectancy in a county for males compared to international life expectancy "frontier" defined as the average life expectancy of the 10 countries with the lowest mortality for each year from 1950 to 2010string-
Female_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsFemale adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
Years_Behind_International_Frontier_FemaleYears behind life expectancy in a county for females compared to international life expectancy "frontier" defined as the average life expectancy of the 10 countries with the lowest mortality for each year from 1950 to 2010string-
White_Male_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsWhite male adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
White_Female_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsWhite female adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
Black_Male_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsBlack male adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
Black_Female_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsBlack female adult life expectancy in years from January 1, 1987, through December 31, 2007, in the United Statesnumberlevel : Ratio
Closest_Ranked_Countries_for_Male_Life_Expectancy_HigherClosest ranked countries with higher male adult life expectancystring-
Closest_Ranked_Countries_for_Female_Life_Expectancy_HigherClosest ranked countries with higher female adult life expectancystring-
Closest_Ranked_Countries_for_Male_Life_Expectancy_LowerClosest ranked countries with lower male adult life expectancystring-
Closest_Ranked_Countries_for_Female_Life_Expectancy_LowerClosest ranked countries with lower female adult life expectancystring-
Rank_MaleRanking of male life expectancy in a county compared to counties in the USintegerlevel : Ratio
Rank_FemaleRanking of male life expectancy in a county compared to counties in the USintegerlevel : Ratio
Male_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_2007_in_YearsMale adult life expectancy change in 1987 to 2007 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
Female_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_2007_in_YearsFemale adult life expectancy change in 1987 to 2007 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
Male_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_1997_in_YearsMale adult life expectancy change in 1987 to 1997 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
Female_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_1997_in_YearsFemale adult life expectancy change in 1987 to 1997 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
Male_Life_Expectancy_Change_1997_to_2007_in_YearsMale adult life expectancy change in 1997 to 2007 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
Female_Life_Expectancy_Change_1997_to_2007_in_YearsFemale adult life expectancy change in 1987 to 2007 in yearsnumberlevel : Ratio
StateCountyFIPS_CodeYearMale_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsYears_Behind_International_Frontier_MaleFemale_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsYears_Behind_International_Frontier_FemaleWhite_Male_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsWhite_Female_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsBlack_Male_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsBlack_Female_Life_Expectancy_in_YearsClosest_Ranked_Countries_for_Male_Life_Expectancy_HigherClosest_Ranked_Countries_for_Female_Life_Expectancy_HigherClosest_Ranked_Countries_for_Male_Life_Expectancy_LowerClosest_Ranked_Countries_for_Female_Life_Expectancy_LowerRank_MaleRank_FemaleMale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_2007_in_YearsFemale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_2007_in_YearsMale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_1997_in_YearsFemale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1987_to_1997_in_YearsMale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1997_to_2007_in_YearsFemale_Life_Expectancy_Change_1997_to_2007_in_Years
HAWAIIKAUAI15007198775.4'-681.9'-971.978.7Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,Japan,SwedenCanada,Iceland,Japan,Spain,Switzerland221.21.60.30.20.91.4
HAWAIIMAUI15009198775.2'-581.9'-97279JapanCyprus,Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,SwedenCanada,Iceland,Japan,Spain,Switzerland311.91.21.10.50.80.7
HAWAIIKAUAI15007198875.4'-581.8'-871.978.7JapanCyprus,Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,SwedenCanada,Iceland,Japan,Spain,Switzerland321.21.60.30.20.91.4
ARIZONALA PAZ4012198976'-681.4'-575.581.1JapanGreece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,Japan,SwedenCanada,France,Iceland,Spain,Switzerland24-1.10.1-1.3-0.40.20.5
ARIZONALA PAZ4012199076'-681.5'-475.681.1JapanGreece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,Japan,SwedenCanada,France,Iceland,Spain,Switzerland24-1.10.1-1.3-0.40.20.5
HAWAIIKAUAI15007198975.6'-581.9'-77279Iceland,JapanCyprus,Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Israel,SwedenCanada,France,Japan,Spain,Switzerland411.21.60.30.20.91.4
ARIZONALA PAZ4012198875.7'-681.2'-575.380.9JapanGreece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,Japan,SwedenCanada,France,Iceland,Spain,Switzerland14-1.10.1-1.3-0.40.20.5
HAWAIIHONOLULU15003199076'-681.9'-672.67966.274JapanGreece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Iceland,Japan,SwedenCanada,France,Iceland,Spain,Switzerland323.43.11.51.21.91.9
HAWAIIMAUI15009198975.3'-481.9'-772.279.2Iceland,JapanCyprus,Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Israel,SwedenCanada,France,Japan,Spain,Switzerland521.91.21.10.50.80.7
HAWAIIMAUI15009198875.3'-582'-972.279.2Iceland,JapanCyprus,Greece,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Sweden,SwitzerlandCanada,Iceland,Japan,Spain,Switzerland511.91.21.10.50.80.7