AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy
December 19, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.
Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.
In recent years, the U.S. has seen overall life expectancy decrease, from 78.7 years in 2015 to 78.6 years in 2017. Experts have pointed to opioid addiction and an increase in suicides as the main reasons.
Behind that national average are American neighborhoods where recently born residents can expect to live much longer,...