Special Report

US Metro Areas With the Shortest Life Expectancy

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15. Texarkana, TX-AR
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.9
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.0% — 41st highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 42.7% — 2nd highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 22.0% — 65th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 13.6% — 41st highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $51,544 — 81st lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 14.4% — 128th highest of 384 metros

14. Danville, IL
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.9
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.1% — 90th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 43.2% — the highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.1% — 25th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 5.0% — 59th lowest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $43,111 — 8th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 16.5% — 75th highest of 384 metros

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13. Albany, GA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.9
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 24.2% — 19th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 39.7% — 11th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 21.7% — 75th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 17.0% — 15th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $40,625 — 2nd lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 22.6% — 10th highest of 384 metros

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12. Muncie, IN
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.8
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.3% — 83rd highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 33.7% — 138th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 25.0% — 15th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 9.4% — 148th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $45,065 — 14th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 22.8% — 9th highest of 384 metros

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11. Alexandria, LA
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 74.6
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.1% — 40th highest of 384 metros
> Adult obesity rate: 40.4% — 6th highest of 384 metros
> Smoking rate: 24.9% — 16th highest of 384 metros
> Population without health insurance: 10.1% — 130th highest of 384 metros
> Median household income: $50,553 — 69th lowest of 384 metros
> Poverty rate: 17.6% — 57th highest of 384 metros

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