States With Longest, Shortest Life Expectancy

It's Hawaii on one end, Mississippi on the other
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2017 9:13 AM CST
States With Longest, Shortest Life Expectancy
A view of the Kapalua coastline in Maui, Hawaii. the state is No. 1 in life expectancy.   (Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority via AP)

Some states fare better than others when it comes to the ultimate bottom line: life expectancy. Here are the worst performers, per an analysis at 24/7 Wall St:

  1. Mississippi, 74.8 years
  2. Alabama, 75. 4 years (tie)
  3. West Virginia, 75.4 years (tie)
  4. Louisiana, 75.8 years (tie)
  5. Oklahoma, 75.8 years (tie)
  6. Kentucky, 75.8 years (tie)
  7. Arkansas, 75.8 years (tie)

And here are the best performers:

  1. Hawaii, 81.2 years
  2. California, 80.9 years
  3. Connecticut, 80.8 years
  4. Minnesota, 80.7 years (tie)
  5. Massachusetts, 80.7 years (tie)
Click for the full rankings and the methodology. (Read more life expectancy stories.)

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