Study: Minnesota is No. 3 in the nation for life expectancy

5 Mar 2019

The results are based on average life expectancies over a 6-year period.

A person born and raised in Minnesota can expect to live 5.5 years longer on average than someone born in Mississippi.

That's according to 24/7 Wall Street, which ranked each state after analyzing life expectancy data between 2010-2015 from the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It notes that Minnesota's life expectancy at birth was 80.8 years in 2015, third only behind California (80.9 years) and Hawaii (81.3 years).

By contrast, last-ranked Mississippi had a life expectancy at birth of 75.3 years in 2015.

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