Life expectancy continues to extend in the US

An article from WebMD announces the extension of 2003 average life expectancy in the US to 78.6 years, up from 78.3 in 2002. Women still live longer than men (over 80 years now.... see our recent article about Eartha Kitt) and there are continuing ethnic and racial components that skew this for various groups, but almost all groups improved during the survey period.