Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy at birth reached a record high of 78 years in 2005 for the U.S. population. The United States ranks 45 in the world in life expectancy. See here for a ranking of the other countries.


David Baron said...
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Craig said...

A significant issue with this is longevity of work life. With a shortage of knowledge workers looming, and an aging baby boomer population, how can we extend their careers safely to keep the workforce robust? Your work in RSI is critical to this, it seems, Dr Razavi. As an aside, my company is developing an ergonomic workstation which combines unequaled adjustability with 'smart' technology to aid in preventing RSIs. I would very much appreciate your feedback on it, if you would allow me to send you some info. Thank you for your work.

WellnessAid said...

… to add to your article: the “record high” may stay “record high”. The growing trend may reverse and life expectancy can drop due to childhood obesity and related problems. Here’s a CNN article on the issue (not a very scientific – but easy to grasp).


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