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Americans' life expectancy lags behind

China Daily | Updated: 2007-08-14 06:54

Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries and regions.

For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries and regions improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.

Countries and regions that surpass the US include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

Americans' life expectancy lags behind

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