9.13.2006

Aloha!

We should all move to Hawaii.

Not that we didn't already think that. But now, research from Harvard says that the average life expectancy is higher for people who live in Hawaii than the other states in the U.S. Must be all the fun in the sun that keeps people young at heart. That, and all the fish that they probably eat.

Washington, DC, although not a state was included in the study and had the lowest life expectancy rate. Unsurprising, given the guilt and remorse that must age politicians and other legal types beyond their years.

I live in Missouri, which falls at the #38 spot. Not the greatest. But, what do you expect... I mean, what is MO known for, beyond Anheuser Busch and KC BBQ?

Here's the rest of the list. Where do you fall?

1. Hawaii - 80.0
2. Minnesota - 78.7
3. Connecticut - 78.7
4. Utah - 78.7
5. Massachusettes - 78.4
6. Rhode Island - 78.39
7. North Dakota - 78.38
8. Iowa - 78.3
9. New Hampshire - 78.3
10. Washington - 78.2
11. Colorado - 78.2
12. Vermont - 78.2
13. California - 78.2
14. Idaho - 77.9
15. Wisconsin - 77.9
16. Oregon - 77.8
17. Nebraska - 77.8
18. New York - 77.7
19. South Dakota - 77.7
20. Maine - 77.6
21. New Jersey - 77.5
22. Arizona - 77.5
23. Florida - 77.5
24. Kansas - 77.3
25. Montana - 77.2
26. Alaska - 77.1
27. New Mexico - 77.0
28. Delaware - 76.8
29. Virginia - 76.8
30. Wyoming - 76.7
31. Pennsylvania - 76.7
32. Texas - 76.7
33. Illinois - 76.4
34. Maryland - 76.3
35. Michigan - 76.3
36. Ohio - 76.2
37. Indiana - 76.1
38. Missouri - 75.9
39. North Carolina - 75.8
40. Nevada - 75.8
41. Georgia - 75.3
42. Oklahoma - 75.2
43. Arkansas - 75.2
44. Kentucky - 75.2
45. West Virginia - 75.1
46. Tennessee - 75.1
47. South Carolina - 74.8
48. Alabama - 74.4
49. Louisiana - 74.2
50. Mississippi - 73.6
51. D.C. - 72.5

(When editing this list, I kept the ages rounded to the tenth, however the actual study carried the ages into the thousandths. The states are listed by their actual rank of life expectancy. You can locate more information about the study here.)

3 comments:

Blogarita said...

Don't forget Harry Truman. And Mark Twain. And Branson. LOL!

Lee Ann said...

Oh man, I am in trouble, I better move! Only 3 below me!

Nobody said...

I can live with the results for my state, not bad at all.