Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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50. Terre Haute, IN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.9
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.0% — 128th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 34.7% — 111th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.0% — 14th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 6.9% — 142nd lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,129 — 60th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 18.0% — 46th highest of 384 metros

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49. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.9
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% — 95th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 34.0% — 128th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.8% — 111th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 10.5% — 119th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $45,824 — 17th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 15.8% — 91st highest of 384 metros

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48. Longview, TX
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.2% — 59th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.2% — 94th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.3% — 137th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 16.6% — 17th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $55,970 — 137th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 17.7% — 55th highest of 384 metros

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47. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.2% — 56th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 41.5% — 5th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.7% — 114th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 18.2% — 10th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $58,818 — 186th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 15.0% — 119th highest of 384 metros

46. Goldsboro, NC
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.6% — 30th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 39.7% — 13th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.1% — 62nd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 12.7% — 55th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $44,596 — 11th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 19.4% — 29th highest of 384 metros