Special Report

Life Expectancy Was Declining in These States Even Before the Pandemic

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25. New Jersey
> Life expectancy drop: -0.01 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 80.50 — 7th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 80.49 — 8th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 8.0 — the lowest (total: 762)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 31.7 — 10th highest (total: 2,805)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 283 — the highest (total: 25,134)
> Population: 8,882,190

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24. Mississippi
> Life expectancy drop: -0.02 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 74.90 — the lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 74.88 — 2nd lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 14.4 — 18th lowest (total: 436)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 13.6 — 8th lowest (total: 394)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 240 — 5th highest (total: 7,153)
> Population: 2,976,149

23. Connecticut
> Life expectancy drop: -0.03 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 80.90 — 5th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 80.87 — 5th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 11.4 — 9th lowest (total: 435)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 34.7 — 6th highest (total: 1,214)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 224 — 7th highest (total: 7,995)
> Population: 3,565,287

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22. Nebraska
> Life expectancy drop: -0.03 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 79.60 — 17th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.57 — 18th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 16.1 — 25th highest (total: 309)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 8.7 — the lowest (total: 161)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 114 — 11th lowest (total: 2,213)
> Population: 1,934,408

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21. Michigan
> Life expectancy drop: -0.06 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 78.20 — 15th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 78.14 — 16th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 14.3 — 16th lowest (total: 1,472)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 24.4 — 20th highest (total: 2,385)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 180 — 20th highest (total: 17,934)
> Population: 9,986,857