A new study shows Minnesota is the No. 4 state in America with a life expectancy 80.8 years old.
U.S. life expectancy declined nationally for the third consecutive year in 2018. However, the causes differ greatly by state. SeniorLiving.org today released a study on life expectancy in every U.S. state following analysis of reports from the CDC and the Journal of the American Medical Association released in 2018. According to the report, in addition to cancer and heart disease – the two biggest causes of death in America – increases in suicide, drug overdoses and liver disease connected to alcoholism have skyrocketed.
As it relates to heart disease, according to the study, Oklahoma had the most heart related deaths with 237.2 per 100,000. Minnesota had the fewest with 119.1 per 100,000.
Minnesota ranks No. 36 for cancer deaths with 146.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Kentucky had the most cancer deaths with 185.7 per 100,000. Utah had the fewest with 120.3 per 100,000.
The Study ranked Minnesota No. 38 with 13.8 suicides per 100,000 people. Montana had the most suicides with 28.9 per 100,000. New York had the fewest with 8.1 per 100,000.
Minnesota ranks No. 39 with 13.3 drug overdoses per 100,000 people. West Virginia had the most drug overdoses with 57.8 per 100,000 people. Nebraska had the fewest with 8.1 per 100,000.
Minnesota ranks No. 45 with 8.6 liver related deaths per 100,000. New Mexico had the most liver related deaths with 26.8 per 100,000 people. Maryland had the fewest with 6.6 per 100,000.
According to the study, people in Hawaii have the longest life expectancy at birth at 81.3 years, while Mississippi’s 74.7-year life expectancy is the nation’s lowest. The nine lowest life expectancy states are all in the South.