Wisconsin Life Expectancy
Tables (Abridged Three-Year Life Tables)
These tables show current life expectancy at various ages for
Wisconsin's total population and for males and females. They are based on
age-specific death rates that occurred during a specified three-year
period. The most recent time period shown is 2009-2011.
The life expectancy at birth in 2009-2011 (80.2 years) represents the
average number of years that babies born during those years would live if
throughout their lives they experienced the age-specific death rates
experienced in 2009-2011.
These tables provide a "snapshot" of the mortality experience
of Wisconsin residents during each three-year period. Since 1989-91, a
gradual decline in death rates has meant increases in life expectancy. Two
examples illustrate this:
Technical Note: These are "current" as opposed to
"generation" life tables. That is, they are based on the
age-specific death rates experienced by the population during a given time
period, rather than the death rates experienced by a cohort (birth group)
as it ages.
U.S. life expectancy information (exit DHS)
December 12, 2012