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What's The Life Expectancy in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, NY?

- Find out the results of a nationwide study

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What's the life expectancy on Long Island, NY? A new study has the answers.

To find out how every county in the United States fares, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, analyzed data on all counties in the United States to see how they measure up with each other and how they compare to the rest of the world.

The study is entitled Falling Behind: life expectancy in U.S. counties from 2000 to 2007 in an international context. The study was published June 15, 2011 in BioMed Central’s open-access journal, Population Health Metrics. In conjunction with the study, IHME released a complete time series for life expectancy from 1987 to 2007 for all counties, and this is the most up-to-date analysis available.

The new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's (IHME) researchers at the University of Washington, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London, found that between 2000 and 2007, more than 80 of counties in the U.S. fell in standing against the average of the 10 nations with the best life expectancies in the world, known as the international frontier. Although the top 10 nations' ranks change every year, they often include countries like Japan, Canada, Sweden and others that are changing for the better as time goes on, with higher and higher life expectancies.

So how does Long Island, NY compare with the rest of the United States and the world? Here are the IHME's findings for Nassau and Suffolk counties for men and women. All data is reproduced with permission from their study, which you can access at www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org.

For an interactive map, please go to Life expectancy by county, sex, and race (US), 1987-2007 at athe IMHE website.

Note: "Countries above" means that the countries listed have a higher life expectancy than the county mentioned. "Countries below" list countries with lower life expectancies than the county. "LE" means "life expectancy."

Nassau County

Nassau County, NY - Life expectancy for females in 1987:
Year 1987
Female LE 78.4
Years behind (female) 8
White female LE 78.8
Black female LE 74
Countries above (female) Belgium,Finland,Greece,Macao Special Administrative Region of China,Puerto Rico
Countries below (female) Channel Islands,Cyprus,Luxembourg,Martinique,United States

Nassau County, NY - Life expectancy for females in 2007:
Year 2007
Female LE 83.3
Years behind (female) 4
White female LE 83.5
Black female LE 80.4 Countries above (female) Australia,France,Italy,Spain,Switzerland
Countries below (female) Canada,Finland,Iceland,Puerto Rico,Sweden

Nassau County, NY - Life expectancy for males in 1987:
Year 1987
Male LE 73.1
Years behind (male) 5
White male LE 73.4
Black male LE 68
Countries above (male) Canada,Macao Special Administrative Region of China,Netherlands,Norway,Spain
Countries below (male) Australia,Costa Rica,Cuba,Italy,Malta

Nassau County, NY - Life expectancy for males in 2007:
Year 2007
Male LE 79.4
Years behind (male) -3
White male LE 79.6
Black male LE 75.3
Countries above (male) Iceland
Countries below (male) Australia,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China,Japan,Sweden,Switzerland

Suffolk County

Suffolk County, NY - Life expectancy for females in 1987:
Year 1987
Female LE 78.0
Years behind (female) 10
White female LE 78.2
Black female LE 73.3
Countries above (female) Channel Islands,Cyprus,Germany,Luxembourg,United States
Countries below (female) Austria,Denmark,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Virgin Islands, U.S.

Suffolk County, NY - Life expectancy for females in 2007:
Year 2007
Female LE 81.7
Years behind (female) 12
White female LE 81.9
Black female LE 78.5
Countries above (female) Cyprus,Ireland,Netherlands,Portugal,Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries below (female) Channel Islands,Chile,Malta,Slovenia,United Kingdom

Suffolk County, NY - Life expectancy for males in 1987:
Year 1987
Male LE 72.0
Years behind (male) 10
White male LE 72.2
Black male LE 66.9
Countries above (male) Belgium,Denmark,Kuwait,Martinique,United Kingdom
Countries below (male) France,Germany,Ireland,Netherlands Antilles,New Zealand

Suffolk County, NY - Life expectancy for males in 2007:
Year 2007
Male LE 77.6
Years behind (male) 6
White male LE 77.8
Black male LE 73.1
Countries above (male) Italy,Malta,Netherlands,New Zealand,Singapore
Countries below (male) Cyprus,France,Ireland,Spain,United Kingdom

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