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Life expectancy between men and women narrows.

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While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it’s no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don’t seek medical help as often as women.

The preliminary estimate of life expectancy at birth for the total population in 2010 is 78.7 years. This represents an increase in life expectancy of 0.1 year relative to 2009. Life expectancy for males increased 0.2 year, from 76.0 in 2009 to 76.2 in 2010. Female life expectancy also increased 0.2 year, from 80.9 years to 81.1 years.  The gap between male and female life expectancy was 4.9 years in 2010, unchanged from the difference between the sexes in 2009. 

National Vital Statistics Report volumn 6 Numer 4 1/11/2012

     
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My husband had a heart attack on Monday had blockage and a stent put in. He was released on Wednesday. He is having chest and arm pain. Not the same as the he says it feels real sore. More like muscle pain. Is this common?