It's Not How You Live But Where

By: AP
By: AP

The average life expectancy for Nevadans is
just shy of 76 years old.
That ranks 39th in the country according to a new study that
suggests it's not just how you live -- but where you live -- that
can dictate how long your life will be.
In fact, the new health study by researchers at Harvard
University found (m) millions of Americans are struggling to live
as long as their counterparts in developing countries.
The government-funded report found American Indians living in
parts of South Dakota are worst off, with an average life 58 years
long. Their life span on average is 30 years shorter than
Asian-American women who live in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Factors like geography, race, income -- and even literacy --
huge roles in health disparities.
The report says the shortest life expectancy on average in the
U-S is in the state of Mississippi, at about 73-and-one-half-years.
The longest? Well, it seems living in paradise has its
advantages. The average Hawaii lives to be 80.

That ranks 39th in the country according to a new study that
suggests it's not just how you live -- but where you live -- that
can dictate how long your life will be.
In fact, the new health study by researchers at Harvard
University found (m) millions of Americans are struggling to live
as long as their counterparts in developing countries.
The government-funded report found American Indians living in
parts of South Dakota are worst off, with an average life 58 years
long. Their life span on average is 30 years shorter than
Asian-American women who live in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Factors like geography, race, income -- and even literacy --
huge roles in health disparities.
The report says the shortest life expectancy on average in the
U-S is in the state of Mississippi, at about 73-and-one-half-years.
The longest? Well, it seems living in paradise has its
advantages. The average Hawaii lives to be 80.


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