Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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10. Rocky Mount, NC
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.5% — 34th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.9% — 21st highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.4% — 60th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.5% — 145th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $46,466 — 20th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 17.2% — 63rd highest of 384 metros

9. Kokomo, IN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.5
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.2% — 120th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.2% — 93rd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.2% — 13th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.7% — 81st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $53,440 — 102nd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 11.9% — 145th lowest of 384 metros

8. Springfield, OH
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.3
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% — 98th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 37.0% — 55th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 26.2% — 2nd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 6.6% — 131st lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,128 — 59th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.6% — 125th highest of 384 metros

7. Pine Bluff, AR
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 73.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% — 7th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 42.5% — 3rd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.2% — 11th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 7.2% — 155th lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $41,541 — 5th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 23.6% — 6th highest of 384 metros

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6. Florence, SC
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 73.7
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.5% — 78th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.4% — 31st highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.6% — 117th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.1% — 98th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,547 — 37th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.9% — 67th highest of 384 metros

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