The indicator was 77 years and four months.
The average life expectancy in the United States in 2020 decreased by one and a half years. This is the most significant decrease in the annual figure since the Second World War, the AP news agency reported on Wednesday, citing data from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The main reason for the decline is the coronavirus pandemic, the specialists of the Centers noted. In 2020, 3.3 million Americans died, and 11% of deaths were caused by COVID-19. 80% of those who died from coronavirus last year were people over the age of 65.
Last year, the average life expectancy in the United States was 77 years and four months. For women – 80 years and two months (a decrease of about a year), for men – 74 years and six months (a decrease of almost two years).