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YOU CAN Live 9 Years Longer in Hawaii Than in Mississippi

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Differences in lifestyles along with other factors are associated with big gaps in life span between residents of varied U.S. states, 2020 data shows.

Which could mean almost ten years pretty much of life, a fresh report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

On the list of 50 states and D.C., Hawaii had the best life span at birth, 80.7 years in 2020, and Mississippi had the cheapest, 71.9 years, concluded a team led by Elizabeth Arias, of the CDCs Division of Vital Statistics.

For the report, the researchers pored over data from each state on mortality rates, along with 2010 census data and Medicare data, to tally up life span at birth per state.

A lot of the differences fell along regional lines, with Americans surviving in Hawaii, the Northwest, California and the Northeast living the longest. People surviving in the Southeast typically had the shortest expected lifespans.

The top 10 longest-lived states, by average life span in years, are:

Hawaii 80.7

Washington 79.2

Minnesota 79.1

California 79

Massachusetts 79

New Hampshire 79

Vermont 78.8

Oregon 78.8

Utah 78.6

Connecticut 78.4

The states ranking in the bottom 10, by average life span in years, are:

Mississippi 71.9

West Virginia 72.8

Louisiana 73.1

Alabama 73.2

Kentucky 73.5

Tennessee 73.8

Arkansas 73.8

Oklahoma 74.1

New Mexico 74.5

SC 74.8

As observed in other tallies of national life span data, the pandemic played a large role in shrinking American life spans.

From 2019 to 2020, life span at birth declined for several states and D.C, the CDC team noted.

Some states were hit harder than others: For instance, in NY life spans fell by 3 years through the pandemic, and in Louisiana life span declined by 2.6 years.

However, Hawaii seemed relatively spared: In the Aloha State, life span fell by simply 0.24 months between 2019 and 2020. In New Hampshire, the decline was just 0.4 years, the report found.

Women still have a tendency to outlive men, living typically 5.7 years longer than their male peers in 2020, the researchers noted.

The analysis was published Aug. 23 in National Vital Statistics Reports.

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SOURCE: National Vital Statistics Reports, Aug 23, 2022

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