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Healthy Volusia data brief examines life expectancy rates in Volusia County

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Contact: Stefany Strong, PIO, 386-274-0838

DAYTONA BEACH – The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a data brief that takes a closer look at life expectancy rates in Volusia County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines life expectancy as the average number of years that would be lived by a group of individuals until their death. The most commonly used definition is life expectancy at the time of birth (LEB). LEB is a calculation of age groups, year specific population, number of deaths and the number of person years lived.

“Now that we see our life expectancy rate in Volusia County, it is important for us to do what is needed to stay healthy,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, director of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. “Having a healthier lifestyle includes eating nutritious meals and getting regular physical activity.”

Life expectancy is often used to describe the overall health status of a population. Life expectancy in Florida has trended downward from 2009 to 2013. Volusia County has also trended downward, but at a steeper slope than Florida.

Some highlights include:
Hispanics in Volusia County have the longest life expectancy of all groups in 2013 with 81.6 years; 5.0 percent longer than whites residents (77.7) and 6.5 percent longer than black residents
White residents have the longest life expectancy in both the Northeast and Southwest quadrants
Blacks had the shortest life expectancy in each of the four quadrants except for the Southwest Quadrant
Volusia County residents had a life expectancy at birth (LEB) of 77.7 years in 2013
Volusia County females (80.5 years) had a longer life expectancy than males (75.0 years ) in 2013

For more information, please visit our website below

Life Expectancy in Volusia County

Volusia Health Website

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