Special Report

Life Expectancy Was Declining in These States Even Before the Pandemic

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15. Pennsylvania
> Life expectancy drop: -0.15 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 78.60 — 20th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 78.45 — 17th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 14.1 — 14th lowest (total: 1,896)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 35.6 — 5th highest (total: 4,377)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 200 — 11th highest (total: 25,661)
> Population: 12,801,989

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14. Vermont
> Life expectancy drop: -0.17 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 80.00 — 12th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.83 — 15th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 16.0 — 25th lowest (total: 110)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 23.8 — 21st highest (total: 133)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 39 — 2nd lowest (total: 242)
> Population: 623,989

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13. Delaware
> Life expectancy drop: -0.23 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 78.70 — 21st lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 78.47 — 19th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 11.3 — 8th lowest (total: 111)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 48.0 — 2nd highest (total: 435)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 165 — 25th lowest (total: 1,602)
> Population: 973,764

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12. Iowa
> Life expectancy drop: -0.24 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 79.60 — 17th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.36 — 23rd highest
> Suicides per 100K: 16.7 — 21st highest (total: 528)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 11.5 — 5th lowest (total: 352)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 186 — 17th highest (total: 5,881)
> Population: 3,155,070

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11. Kentucky
> Life expectancy drop: -0.27 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 75.90 — 5th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 75.63 — 4th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 16.5 — 22nd highest (total: 756)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 32.5 — 7th highest (total: 1,380)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 142 — 19th lowest (total: 6,330)
> Population: 4,467,673