CDC data reveals state-based differences in life expectancy

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Where does your state rank?

Average pre-pandemic life expectancy in the U.S. was 78.8 years according to just-released CDC data, but that number masked wide variations in location and gender. For example, in 2019 the average Hawaiian could expect to live 80 years, while in Mississippi average life expectancy was 74.4 years. Similarly, women in Mississippi were living 6.4 years longer than men, but only 3.5 years longer in Utah. More state rankings from the CDC report follow.