What Is the Life Expectancy for Females in the United States?


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The life expectancy of a female in the United States is 81.3 years, whereas male life expectancy in the United States is 76.3 years, as of 2015. Females who live in Hawaii are expected to live 84.72 years, and females who live in Mississippi are expected to live 77.99 years.

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About 75 percent of deaths are attributed to 10 causes. The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease, which account for 50 percent of deaths in the United States. Strokes, accidents, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza and suicide also make the top 10 list.

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