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The 40 US Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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40. Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
> Life expectancy: 75.6 years — 3.5 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 31.8% — 188th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 17.4% — 138th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 31.5% — 29th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 10.5% — 115th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 15.8% — 90th out of 382
> Population: 147,970

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39. Homosassa Springs, Florida
> Life expectancy: 75.6 years — 3.5 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 29.3% — 262nd out of 382
> Smoking rate: 19.6% — 54th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 34.8% — 6th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 11.9% — 77th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 15.7% — 93rd out of 382
> Population: 149,657

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38. Jackson, Tennessee
> Life expectancy: 75.5 years — 3.5 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 38.0% — 20th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 22.4% — 7th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 31.6% — 26th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 10.8% — 109th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 16.0% — 85th out of 382
> Population: 178,644

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37. Dothan, Alabama
> Life expectancy: 75.5 years — 3.5 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 38.0% — 22nd out of 382
> Smoking rate: 19.3% — 67th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 32.3% — 20th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 12.2% — 68th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 18.6% — 38th out of 382
> Population: 149,358

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36. Johnson City, Tennessee
> Life expectancy: 75.5 years — 3.6 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 33.4% — 136th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 21.8% — 11th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 26.1% — 144th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 11.0% — 100th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 17.9% — 47th out of 382
> Population: 203,697

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