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NOTEBOOK – ONE GOOD READ: Want a long life expectancy? Move West


New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the combined average life expectancy for men and women in 2020 was 80.7 years in Hawaii, the only U.S. state with an average expectancy rate above 80 years, writes Talal Ansari for the Wall Street Journal. The state of Washington had the second-highest life expectancy rate, and California had the third-highest. Iowa was ranked 21st, with a life expectancy of 77.5, the data shows. From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy declined for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the report. Southern states tended to have the lowest rates.

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