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  U. S. Life Expectancy Hite New High

  Life expectancy rates in the United States are al an all-time high, with people born in

  The finding reflects a continuing trend of increasing life expectancy that began in l955, when the average American lived to be 69.6 years old. By l995, lire expectancy was 75.8 years and by 2006, it had risen to 77. 9 years, according to the report released Wednesday.

  Despite the upward trend, the United States still has lower lire expectancy than some 40 other countries, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. The country with the longest lire expectancy is Andorra at 83.5 years, followed by Japan, Macau, San Marino and Singapore.

  In addition, in 2005, the U. S. death rate dropped to an all-time low of less than 800 deaths per l00, 000.

  Adding years to life is a good thing, Katz said. But adding vital life to years is at least equally important. If we care about living well, and not just longer, we still have our work cut out for us. he said.

  A moved up and down.

  C remained steady.

  32 Compared with the country with the longest lire expectancy, the U. S. is

  B nearly 4 years behind.

  D nearly 8 years behind.

  A declining death rates from heart disease, cancer and stroke.

  C a rise in the rate of chronic disease.

  34 Which of the following statements is NOT true?

  B The U. S. death rate was at an all-time low in 2005.

  D The annual death rate in the U. S. is over 800 deaths per l00, 000.

  A living longer

  C living longer and well

  答案:31. D 32. C 33. A 34. D 35. B

  

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