U.S. ranks 42nd in life expectancy

08/13/2007 | Sun (Baltimore), The

The U.S. has dropped in international life expectancy ratings, with a baby born in 2004 expected to live an average of 77.9 years. Researchers say many factors influence the ranking, including high obesity rates, racial disparities and relatively high infant mortality rates, as well as the fact that 45 million Americans lack health insurance.

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