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Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
Date:9/4/2007

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Causes of Death

Analysis from the Milliman study finds that the leading causes of death for males and females vary by age. Young males ages 25-44 are most susceptible to dying from accidents and homicides, whereas the leading cause of death for males ages 45-65 is heart disease, followed by cancer. For females, the leading cause of death ages 25-34 is also accidents and homicides; however, cancer is the leading cause of death for ages 35-64.

For further information, access http://www.lifehappens.org/mortalityfacts.

Research Methodologies

LIFE commissioned Milliman, Inc. to conduct a study analyzing mortality risk in the United States. The report, "The Changing Face of Mortality Risk in the United States," looks at data by the CDC from Social Security and Census data between 1979 and 2004, as well as the U.S. Life Tables for Social Security to derive trends on the risk of death and cause of death in the U.S. population.

LIFE's public perception results are from a nationally representative telephone survey of 1,005 adults, ages 18 and over, conducted August 16-19, 2007, by KRC Research. The margin of error for the overall study is +/- 3.1% at the 95% confidence level.

About Life Insurance Awareness Month

Life Insurance Awareness Month was created by the LIFE Foundation in response to growing concern about the large number of Americans who lack adequate life insurance protection. According to LIMRA International, a leading industry research firm, 68 million adult Americans have no life insurance. Those who own life insurance have an average of four times their annual income
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