Health Trivia: Which U.S. State Has the Longest Life Expectancy?

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Which state has the longest life expectancy?


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Question 1
    Trivia Question: Which state has the longest life expectancy?
A
Oregon
B
Hawaii
C
Massachusetts
D
Washington
Question 1 Explanation: 
Discussion: Hawaiians have the longest life expectancy at birth out of any state in the U.S. with residents clocking in an average of 81.5 years, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Mississippians have the lowest life expectancy at birth (78.6 years). Americans as a population have a life expectancy of 79 years, according to the World Health Organization. There are many factors thought to influence the length of one’s life: personality, diet and amount of exercise, for example. Social determinants of health, such as access to fresh food and high quality health care are also thought to determine the length of one’s life. The percentage of people who are insured in a given state is also thought to influence a state’s life expectancy at birth.
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