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L.A. County residents living longer, but old disparities persist

Jul 28, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Public health officials' analysis finds the average lifespan to be 80.3 years as of 2006, up from 75.8 in 1991. Black men had the shortest, 69.4 years.

Los Angeles County residents are living longer than ever — and about than 2.6 years longer than the average American — with a life expectancy of more than 80 years, public health officials announced Tuesday. But economic and racial disparities persist, with some minorities and low-income residents dying younger than wealthier neighbors.