The States With the Longest (And Shortest) Life Expectancy

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According to a new report, in 2015 life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the first time in decades, with the U.S. landing in 28th in the world, with an average life expectancy of 78.8.

Hawaii is the U.S. state with the longest life expectancy at 81.2 years, with the state having second lowest obesity rate in the country and the third-lowest smoking rate.

Mississippi has the shortest life expectancy at only 74.8 years, thanks to it having the highest obesity rate in the country, as well as the sixth highest smoking rate at 23%.

Top Ten States With The Longest Life Expectancy

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. Connecticut
  4. Minnesota
  5. Massachusetts
  6. New York
  7. Colorado
  8. New Jersey
  9. Washington
  10. New Hampshire

Top Ten States With The Shortest Life Expectancy

  1. Mississippi
  2. Alabama
  3. West Virginia
  4. Louisiana
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Kentucky
  7. Arkansas
  8. Tennessee
  9. South Carolina
  10. Indiana 

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

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