Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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45. Wichita Falls, TX
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.8% — 71st highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.2% — 92nd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 19.7% — 163rd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 15.3% — 22nd highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $52,233 — 91st lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 13.1% — 180th highest of 384 metros

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44. Spartanburg, SC
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 18.9% — 177th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5% — 86th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 19.8% — 159th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.7% — 141st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $55,339 — 128th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 12.8% — 189th lowest of 384 metros

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43. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.7% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 39.7% — 14th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.5% — 57th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.7% — 140th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $47,447 — 24th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 22.2% — 12th highest of 384 metros

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42. Homosassa Springs, FL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.7
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.8% — 136th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 28.7% — 92nd lowest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 23.1% — 39th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.9% — 80th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,751 — 72nd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 15.7% — 94th highest of 384 metros

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41. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.7
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.8% — 70th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 32.3% — 179th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.9% — 17th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.7% — 138th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,615 — 39th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 15.5% — 103rd highest of 384 metros