Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Latest CDC Report Shows Positive Trend in Life Expenctancy
The study, the results of which were released on March 16th 2011, shows that one tenth of a percent equates to two-tenths of a year for males (75.7 years) and one tenth of a year for females (80.6 years). That’s right–women are still expected to outlive their sweethearts by an average of 4.9 years.
The study also found that age-adjusted death rates have declined significantly for the top 5 of the 15 leading causes of death:
* heart disease (down by 3.7 %)
* cancer (1.1 %)
* chronic lower respiratory diseases (4.1 %)
* stroke (4.2 %)
* accident/unintentional injuries (4.1 %)
Things are looking bright for the next generation, too: life expectancy at birth increased from 78.0 years to 78.2 years in 2009, says SeniorJournal.com.
So it looks as if with a bit of luck and a lot of preparation and good decisions, you can be looking forward to many sunset years ahead. But what will you do if in fact you do fall into the statistical range, and outlive your spouse? Do you have a plan in place for those extra 5 (or sometimes more) years? If you don’t yet, we can help! Our Estate Planning services can provide you with all of the necessary documents you need. Call us at 1-800-399-FARR to schedule your free initial consultation.
You can view the original full-length study here, on the CDC website.
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