Life expectancy declines
UNITED STATES (WICS) —
Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped for the second year in a row and it could be in for a third.
The National Center for Health Statistics says on average, in 2016 life expectancy was about 78 years.
But women have the upper hand.
Females can now expect to live a full five years longer than men, with about 81 years versus 76 years.