NPR: Life Expectancy Varies By 20 Years, Depending On County

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NPR: Life Expectancy Varies By 20 Years, Depending On County
Health experts have long known that Americans living in different parts of the country tend to have different life spans. But Murray’s team decided to take a closer look, analyzing records from every U.S. county between 1980 and 2014. “What we found is that the gap is enormous,” Murray says. In 2014, there was a spread of 20.1 years between the counties with the longest and shortest typical life spans based on life expectancy at birth. (Stein, 5/8)