United States life tables, 2006.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Contorl and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA.
National vital statistics reports: from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System 06/2010; 58(21):1-40.
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