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Fascinating Study: US States With The Shortest (And Longest) Life Expectancy

So, what’s the difference between living in California and living in Alabama? About six years. California has a life expectancy of 78.6 years, and West Virginia has a life expectancy of 72.6 years, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Interestingly, Minnesotans have the longest life expectancy in the United States: 78.7 years old on average. Mississippi ranked last (51st). Live expectancy in Mississippi is just 71.8 years. That’s a almost 7 years difference.

Here’s the study’s full list of the life expectancy for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, ranked from highest life expectancy to lowest.

Fascinating Study: US States With The Shortest (And Longest) Life Expectancy:

RankStateAverage life expectancy (years)
1Minnesota78.7
2California78.6
3Connecticut78.4
4Hawaii78.4
5Colorado78.1
6New York78.1
7Washington State78.1
8Massachusetts77.9
9Utah77.9
10New Jersey77.8
11New Hampshire77.7
12Vermont77.6
13Oregon77.4
14Wisconsin77.3
15Idaho77.2
16Iowa77.2
17Nebraska77.2
18North Dakota77.2
19Rhode Island77.2
20Arizona77.1
21Florida77
22Virginia77
23Maryland76.8
24Montana76.8
25South Dakota76.7
26Illinois76.6
27Maine76.5
28Delaware76.2
29Wyoming76.2
30Kansas76.1
31Texas76.1
32Pennsylvania76
33Alaska75.9
34Nevada75.9
35Michigan75.6
36North Carolina75.4
37Ohio75.1
38Washington DC75.1
39New Mexico75
40Missouri74.9
41Georgia74.8
42Indiana74.8
43South Carolina74.2
44Tennessee73.5
45Arkansas73.3
46Kentucky73.2
47Oklahoma73.2
48Louisiana72.9
49West Virginia72.7
50Alabama72.6
51Mississippi71.8
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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