Black–white disparities in life expectancy reflect the cumulative disadvantage of living as a minority in the United States: Women’s and men’s life expectancy at birth, by race and ethnicity, 2018
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Notes: Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).
Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics Health, United States, 2019—Data Finder, Table 004.
Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of National Center for Health Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “Table 004. Life Expectancy at Birth, at Age 65, and at Age 75, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: United States, Selected Years 1900–2018” from Health, United States, 2019—Data Finder; page last reviewed March 2, 2021.