The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159531 Message #3781420
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
26-Mar-16 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Subject: RE: BS: Norway Leads The Way
"the increase in life expectancy between 1907 and 2007 was largely due to a decreasing infant mortality rate, which was 9.99 percent in 1907; 2.63 percent in 1957; and 0.68 percent in 2007.
But the inclusion of infant mortality rates in calculating life expectancy creates the mistaken impression that earlier generations died at a young age; Americans were not dying en masse at the age of 46 in 1907"