Life Tables for the United States Social Security Area 1900-2100

Actuarial Study No. 116

by : Felicitie C. Bell and Michael L. Miller
Long description for Figure 4a

Median lifetime by sex and calendar year, based on period life tables (table 6).

Median age at death (S(x)=.5) on the vertical axis ranges from 40 years to 90 years. Calendar years on the horizontal axis range from 1900 to 2000.

The data are depicted by a solid line. There are two lines one labeled male and the other female. The female line remaines above the male line across the chart. Both lines form a similar pattern, beginning in 1900 at 58.2 years for females and 55.2 years for males, then generally increasing to end in 2000 at 89.4 years for females and 85.9 years for males. The depicted survival rates can be found in table 14.