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United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project

The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) is the first public health outcome measure available nationwide at the census tract level—measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country.

A joint effort of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (Naphsis),and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for DiseaseControl (CDC), USALEEP data provide unparalleled insights into community health and demonstrate that not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live.​


Project Background and Description

NCHS Life Expectancy Estimates, Life Tables and Methodology

Interactive Map -Life Expectancy at Birth for U.S. States and Census Tracts, 2010-2015

WhereYou Live Affects How Long You Live –online interactive tool to explore how your census tract or zip code compares to the rest of the country​ 

News articles on this project:

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