Is the life expectancy of men at age 65 about the same as that of women?
No. Remaining life expectancy at age 65 is about 4½ years less for men than women. Women have an average remaining life expectancy of 19.4 years compared to 15.0 years for men. Overall life expectancy at birth is about 7 years greater for women (80.4) than men (73.5).
Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City
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