Special Report

Life Expectancy Was Declining in These States Even Before the Pandemic

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20. Rhode Island
> Life expectancy drop: -0.06 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 79.90 — 13th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.84 — 14th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 10.7 — 6th lowest (total: 123)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 29.5 — 14th highest (total: 307)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 250 — 4th highest (total: 2,647)
> Population: 1,059,361

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19. Massachusetts
> Life expectancy drop: -0.08 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 80.70 — 6th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 80.62 — 6th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 8.7 — 3rd lowest (total: 647)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 32.1 — 8th highest (total: 2,210)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 251 — 3rd highest (total: 17,318)
> Population: 6,892,503

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18. Minnesota
> Life expectancy drop: -0.08 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 81.00 — 3rd highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 80.92 — 4th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 14.4 — 18th lowest (total: 830)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 14.2 — 12th lowest (total: 792)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 126 — 15th lowest (total: 7,083)
> Population: 5,639,632

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17. Wisconsin
> Life expectancy drop: -0.14 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 79.60 — 17th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.46 — 20th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 14.0 — 13th lowest (total: 845)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 21.1 — 25th highest (total: 1,201)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 127 — 16th lowest (total: 7,422)
> Population: 5,822,434

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16. Kansas
> Life expectancy drop: -0.15 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 78.60 — 20th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 78.45 — 18th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 18.2 — 15th highest (total: 523)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 14.3 — 13th lowest (total: 403)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 170 — 23rd highest (total: 4,953)
> Population: 2,913,314