Researchers in the CDC’s Division of Vital Statistics estimated the life expectancy of people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 2018 死亡人数, population estimates, and Medicare data for people between the ages of 66 至 99.
Americans have an overall life expectancy of 78.7 年份, 根据报告. Women fare better than men, with higher life expectancies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 总体, women in the US can expect to live 81.2 年份, while men can expect to live 76.2 年份, 研究人员说.
Hawaiians can expect to live to age 81, the authors noted. Californians can expect to live 80.8 年份, while New Yorkers and Minnesotans weren’t far behind with an average life expectancy of 80.5 年份.
West Virginians, 与此同时, can expect to live 74.4 年份 — the lowest in the country.
The report also indicates some regional trends.
Five out of the top 10 states with the highest life expectancy were in the Northeast. 的 10 states with the lowest life expectancy in the nation, eight were in the South.
These are the Top 10 状态:
These are the bottom 10 状态:
Another report published last month by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found that life expectancy in the US dropped a full year in the first half of 2020
, falling to
77.8 年份 — similar to what it was in
Experts said that Covid-19 was a significant factor contributing to the decline.
Over the past 40 年份, life expectancy has increased slowly but rarely declined. 之间 2014 和 2017 — a peak period of the opioid epidemic — life expectancy declined a third of a year, which itself was significant.