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Average age of widowhood in the US

03/02/2006

Question:

What is the average age that men become widowed in the US and what is the average age that women become widowed in the US. What is the average life expectancy for men in the US and what is the average life expectancy for women in the US? Thanks

Answer:

Any statistics you may want about the aging population can be found on the following Web site. http://www.aoa.gov/prof/Statistics/statistics.asp

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Response by:

Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG
Assistant Director
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati