Average life expectancy at birth is one of the most fundamental measures of the overall health of a community. With advances in medical care and efforts to improve public health, life expectancy in Orange County has increased by 5.1 years over the past 25 years. With a life expectancy of 82 years, Orange County residents live over three years longer than the state and national averages. Moreover, the County would rank near the top 10 of all the world’s nations in terms of longevity.
The average life expectancy at birth in Orange County has systematically improved over the past 20 years. In 1990, the average life expectancy in the county was 76.9 years and it has increased five years to 81.9 years in 2010. Nationally, the average life expectancy for someone born in 2010 was 78.7 years.
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