Life Expectancy in the U.S.

Life Expectancy in the US,  mapThe Washington Post has drawn on a study from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington to create a interactive graphic of life expectancy across the USA. The map ranks each county by life expectancy and percent change from 1987 to 2007, with filters for gender and race.

A background article in the Washington Post paints a pretty negative picture of the changes shown:

…as life expectancies vary across the country, both men and women in certain counties, particularly in the South and Southeast, can expect to die more than a decade sooner than others.

and…

the country as a whole is falling behind other industrialized nations in the march toward longer life.


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