The States with the Longest Life Expectancy

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Chattanooga, Tennessee— (Wise Brother)

A lot of things contribute to our life expectancy:  Health and genetics . . . diet and exercise . . . and luck.  But where you LIVE can also play a role.

A new NiceRx study ranked all 50 states based on life expectancy, and Hawaii came in at #1 with the longest life expectancy, at 80.7 years.

That’s about four years higher than the national average, which dropped for the second year in a row in 2021 to 76.4 years . . . mostly due to COVID-19.

On the flipside, Mississippi came in dead-last, with a life expectancy of 71.9, nearly 10 years less than Hawaii.

Generally, the regions with the highest life expectancy are on the East and West Coasts of the U.S., and the lowest are in the South and Midwest.

The 10 states with the highest life expectancy are:  Hawaii . . . Washington . . . Minnesota . . . California . . . Massachusetts . . . New Hampshire . . . Oregon . . . Vermont . . . Utah . . . and Connecticut.

The 10 with the lowest are:  Mississippi . . . West Virginia . . . Louisiana . . . Alabama . . . Kentucky . . . Tennessee . . . Arkansas . . . Oklahoma . . . New Mexico . . . and South Carolina.

The difference between men and women has also widened.  Now, men in America have an average life expectancy of 73.5 years, while women can expect to live until age 79.3.

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(You can find the full ranking by scrolling down at this NiceRX.com link.)

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