Life expectancy of the average American in 2001 (nearly two years greater than in 1990)
Life expectancy of American women in 2001 (one year greater than in 1990)
Life expectancy of American men in 2001 (more than two years greater than in 1990)
Difference in life expectancy between American whites and blacks in 2001 (one and a half years fewer than in 1990)
Source: HHS, released October 2003
UPDATE: Fast facts.
Dec. 5, 2003;80.