Game on in the life expectancy race

The latest stats on life expectancy across the US have been released. They show that there is no ‘equality’ in your projected life course across America.

The reasons for these geographical variations are thought to be varied but include:

  • Safe environment
  • Healthy living environments
  • Healthy lifestyle – exercising and not smoking
  • Access to prevention services – vaccines, screenings and blood pressure checks
  • Access to good health care

Overall you are better off if your female, white and live in Hawaii. Go figure

Ellis, M. (2013, July 19). “US life expectancy varies from state to state.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263659.php.

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