With details, Reuters:
[The CDC] said a baby born in 2008 could expect to live about one month less than one born in 2007, falling from a record high of 77.9 years in 2007.
The CDC said that overall, women were expected to live 80.3 years and men 75.3 years.
It’s a blip, mostly. But the big news is that stroke fell to fourth-leading cause of death, from third. Lower respiratory disorders (asthma/emphysema/bronchitis) took over third, perhaps helped – if that’s the right word – by a change in data collection.
Heart disease and cancer remain 1-2.