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Average age a woman becomes a widow

01/25/2002

Question:

what is the average age of a female becoming a widow in the united states

Answer:

The U.S. Census Bureau puts the average age of widowhood at 55.

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Response by:

Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG
Assistant Director
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati