Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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35. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.5
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.3% — 85th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.3% — 89th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 21.2% — 95th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 13.1% — 50th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,642 — 71st lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.4% — 76th highest of 384 metros

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34. Clarksville, TN-KY
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.5
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.3% — 53rd highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 36.3% — 71st highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.9% — 43rd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.1% — 161st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $53,547 — 107th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.3% — 132nd highest of 384 metros

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33. Flint, MI
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.5
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.2% — 118th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.8% — 82nd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 23.7% — 31st highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 5.3% — 69th lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,389 — 65th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.5% — 72nd highest of 384 metros

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32. Morristown, TN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.4
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 24.1% — 20th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.1% — 37th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 26.2% — 3rd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 12.5% — 61st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $47,326 — 23rd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 11.9% — 144th lowest of 384 metros

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31. Lake Charles, LA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.4
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.8% — 100th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 35.8% — 80th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.7% — 51st highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 8.1% — 189th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $51,547 — 82nd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 20.4% — 21st highest of 384 metros

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