How does U.S. life expectancy compare to other countries?

This chart collection examines how life expectancy in the U.S. compares to other similarly large and wealthy countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Using provisional 2020 estimates, it also assess how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected life expectancy in the U.S. compared to peer countries.

The slideshow is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.

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