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Nation IN BRIEF : GEORGIA : Life Expectancy Figures Show Dip

March 01, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

U.S. life expectancy fell slightly in 1993, the first dip in 13 years, but that doesn't mean shorter life spans--just that the projections were skewed by a large number of flu deaths. Life expectancy for people born in 1993 was pegged at 75.5 years, down from the 75.8 years someone born in 1992 might expect, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in Atlanta. The CDC blamed the decline on two nationwide epidemics in which 82,820 people died from flu or pneumonia.

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