Special Report

Life Expectancy Was Declining in These States Even Before the Pandemic

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5. New Hampshire
> Life expectancy drop: -0.41 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 80.10 — 10th highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 79.69 — 17th highest
> Suicides per 100K: 17.5 — 19th highest (total: 255)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 32.0 — 9th highest (total: 407)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 93 — 8th lowest (total: 1,266)
> Population: 1,359,711

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4. New Mexico
> Life expectancy drop: -0.42 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 78.40 — 17th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 77.98 — 14th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 24.0 — 4th highest (total: 513)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 30.2 — 12th highest (total: 599)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 191 — 14th highest (total: 4,001)
> Population: 2,096,829

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3. South Dakota
> Life expectancy drop: -0.49 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 79.40 — 22nd highest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 78.91 — 22nd lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 20.9 — 7th highest (total: 182)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 10.5 — 2nd lowest (total: 86)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 221 — 9th highest (total: 1,953)
> Population: 884,659

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2. West Virginia
> Life expectancy drop: -0.51 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 75.30 — 2nd lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 74.79 — the lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 18.5 — 14th highest (total: 330)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 52.8 — the highest (total: 870)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 155 — 22nd lowest (total: 2,780)
> Population: 1,792,147

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1. Ohio
> Life expectancy drop: -0.62 years
> Life expectancy at birth 2010-2015: 77.60 — 12th lowest
> Life expectancy at birth 2017-2019: 76.98 — 9th lowest
> Suicides per 100K: 15.1 — 22nd lowest (total: 1,806)
> Fatal drug overdoses per 100K: 38.3 — 3rd highest (total: 4,251)
> COVID-19 deaths per 100K as of Apr. 19: 162 — 24th lowest (total: 18,991)
> Population: 11,689,100