U.S. States with the Longest Life Expectancy (USA Dataset)
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  Overview

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2018, Hawaii has the highest life expectancy of any state in the United States, with an average life expectancy of 82.4 years. This is followed closely by California, with an average life expectancy of 81.4 years, and Minnesota with an average life expectancy of 81 years.

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Factors affecting life expectancy

There are a number of factors that contribute to longer life expectancies in these states. For example, Hawaii is known for its healthy lifestyle, with a focus on fresh, locally grown produce and a high rate of physical activity. California is home to a number of world-class medical facilities, as well as a large population of health-conscious individuals. Minnesota has a robust public health system, which includes access to quality healthcare and strong social support networks.

It's worth noting that life expectancy can vary significantly within a state, depending on factors such as income, race, and education level. In general, however, states with higher life expectancies tend to have better access to healthcare, higher levels of education, and a stronger focus on healthy living.

World's longest living population

However, Hawaii's average life expectancy still pales in comparison to the country with the highest life expectancy in the world - Japan with an average life expectancy of 84.6 years. Japan has been ranked as having the highest life expectancy in the world for several years in a row.

There are several factors that contribute to Japan's high life expectancy, including its healthcare system, which provides universal coverage and emphasizes preventative care, as well as its healthy diet, which is rich in fish, vegetables, and whole grains. Additionally, Japan has a strong culture of active aging, with many seniors remaining engaged in social activities and continuing to work well into their 70s and beyond.

Other countries with high life expectancies include Switzerland, which has an average life expectancy of 83.1 years, and Spain, which has an average life expectancy of 83 years.


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