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
- New York
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
Top Ten States With The Shortest Life Expectancy
- West Virginia
- South Carolina