5/19/17 - Life Expectancy Up in all 88 Counties

Recent information shows that life expectancies have risen in all 88 of Ohio’s counties.  Nationwide, life expectancies dropped in 13 counties from 1980 to 2014, according to a report published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.  According to the study that was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, life expectancy in Ohio in 2014 was 77.9 years.  That compares with a U.S. life expectancy of 79.1.  Geauga County leads the state with 81. 6 years.  The county with the lowest life expectancy was Jackson with 74.6.
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