Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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40. Dothan, AL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.7
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.9% — 24th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.6% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 23.0% — 41st highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 12.2% — 69th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,010 — 58th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 18.6% — 38th highest of 384 metros

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39. Jackson, TN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.7% — 26th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 40.1% — 9th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.0% — 28th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 10.8% — 111th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,700 — 42nd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.0% — 85th highest of 384 metros

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38. Fort Smith, AR-OK
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.2% — 10th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 36.4% — 69th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.2% — 12th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.1% — 100th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $45,157 — 15th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 19.4% — 30th highest of 384 metros

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37. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.9% — 135th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.9% — 79th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 18.9% — 187th lowest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 8.8% — 166th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $58,366 — 180th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.0% — 145th highest of 384 metros

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36. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.8% — 44th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 36.3% — 70th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 21.2% — 92nd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.2% — 93rd highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $54,859 — 123rd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 15.4% — 110th highest of 384 metros