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 2010-2012.

The life expectancy at birth in 2010-2012 (80.3 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 2010-2012.

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:

  • During 1989-1991, life expectancy at birth in Wisconsin was 77.4 years. By 2010-2012, life expectancy at birth had increased to 80.3 years.

  • During 1989-1991, a person who was aged 50-54 could expect to live 30.3 years longer. By 2010-2012, life expectancy for a person in this age group had increased to 32.7 years.

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.

2010-2012 2009-2011 2008-2010 2007-2009 2006-2008
2005-2007 2004-2006 2003-2005 2002-2004 2001-2003
2000-2002 1999-2001 1998-2000 1997-1999 1996-1998
1995-1997 1994-1996 1993-1995 1992-1994 1991-1993  
1990-1992 1989-1991

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U.S. life expectancy information

Last Revised: June 30, 2015