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The 40 US Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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15. Columbus, Alabama, Georgia
> Life expectancy: 74.8 years — 4.3 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 39.4% — 10th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 19.6% — 55th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 30.5% — 43rd out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 9.9% — 130th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 16.5% — 72nd out of 382
> Population: 322,103

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14. Muncie, Indiana
> Life expectancy: 74.8 years — 4.3 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 34.1% — 110th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 21.0% — 26th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 27.9% — 100th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 9.4% — 146th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 22.8% — 9th out of 382
> Population: 114,135

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13. Carson City, Nevada
> Life expectancy: 74.7 years — 4.4 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 28.3% — 289th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 19.0% — 79th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 22.3% — 264th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 14.8% — 27th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 12.5% — 205th out of 382
> Population: 55,916

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12. Kokomo, Indiana
> Life expectancy: 74.7 years — 4.4 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 35.1% — 78th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 21.2% — 22nd out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 30.9% — 39th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 11.7% — 80th out of 382
> Poverty rate: 11.9% — 231st out of 382
> Population: 82,544

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11. Hammond, Louisiana
> Life expectancy: 74.6 years — 4.4 less than US average
> Obesity rate: 38.7% — 15th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 22.0% — 8th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 33.7% — 11th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 9.0% — 161st out of 382
> Poverty rate: 22.9% — 7th out of 382
> Population: 134,758

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