Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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25. Hammond, LA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.1% — 38th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 40.3% — 8th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.0% — 26th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.0% — 163rd highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $47,825 — 29th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 22.9% — 7th highest of 384 metros

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24. Johnson City, TN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.8% — 68th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 34.5% — 115th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.3% — 23rd highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.0% — 105th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $45,917 — 18th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 17.9% — 52nd highest of 384 metros

23. Rome, GA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.0% — 65th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 34.3% — 122nd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 21.2% — 96th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 14.8% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,880 — 74th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.6% — 71st highest of 384 metros

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22. Monroe, LA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.2
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.8% — 25th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 42.0% — 4th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.0% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 8.1% — 190th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $40,136 — the lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 26.0% — 2nd highest of 384 metros

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21. Macon-Bibb County, GA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 75.1
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.2% — 60th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 38.5% — 28th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 20.8% — 110th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 11.0% — 103rd highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $48,435 — 34th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 19.2% — 31st highest of 384 metros