Your life expectancy could vary depending upon where you live, according to a study by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The Seattle Times published a map that gives a feel for the variation in Washington state. The story also has an interactive map of the United States that shows life expectancy from 1980 to 2014.
The above map comes from the UW report (go here).
Seattle Times reporter Bob Young noted that the average life expectancy for a given Washington county can vary due to a variety of factors, which range from socioeconomic factors as well as access to health care.
ALL OUR SOURCES:
- Dwyer-Lindgren, Laura, et. al; 2017. “Inequalities in Life Expectancy Among US Counties, 1980 to 2014: Temporal Trends and Key Drivers.” JAMA Internal Medicine. Posted May 8; accessed May 11.
- Young Bob; 2017. “We’re Living Longer — But Just How Long Varies Across Washington, Study Shows.” The Seattle Times. Posted May 8; accessed May 11.