Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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30. Sumter, SC
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.3
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.9% — 67th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 40.3% — 7th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 21.0% — 102nd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.7% — 139th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $49,263 — 48th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 19.4% — 28th highest of 384 metros

29. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.3
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.1% — 39th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 39.4% — 19th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.2% — 10th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 5.6% — 80th lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,680 — 40th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.6% — 124th highest of 384 metros

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28. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.3
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 25.2% — 17th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 36.5% — 64th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.6% — 55th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.4% — 151st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $54,587 — 119th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 13.2% — 176th highest of 384 metros

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27. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% — 96th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.4% — 30th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.8% — 5th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 8.5% — 173rd highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $49,510 — 49th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.7% — 123rd highest of 384 metros

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26. Mobile, AL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.2% — 86th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 37.8% — 40th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.8% — 108th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.2% — 95th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $49,561 — 51st lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 17.7% — 54th highest of 384 metros

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