Tuesday, September 11, 2018

How long are people in your local area likely to live? A huge new database has the details, by census tract

How long is someone expected to live who was born in your neighborhood between 2010 and 2015? A huge new database has the answer, unless you live in Maine or Wisconsin (the data is not yet available for those states). The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project, released today, is a joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.

USALEEP shows data by census tracts, which average about 4,000 people, and shows that life expectancy can vary widely across short distances. View the methodology and raw data files here, and view the interactive tool here

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