Top 10 U.S. States with the Lowest Life Expectancy

Can you name the ten states with the lowest life expectancy?
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: April 1, 2020
First submittedAugust 20, 2017
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Years
State
74.8
West Virginia
74.9
Mississippi
75.4
Alabama
75.4
Kentucky
75.9
Arkansas
Years
State
76.0
Oklahoma
76.0
Tennessee
76.1
Louisiana
76.9
Ohio
77.0
South Carolina | Indiana
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2018
I took the quiz with highest life expectancy and I overlooked Oklahoma, which I guessed for the other quiz. 9/10
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2020
Updated with latest figures, there's now a tie for 10th place, meaning this is technically "Top 11" not "Top 10", but don't complain :)
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Level 43
Jun 27, 2020
I mean it WAS april fools sooooo
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Level 84
Apr 1, 2020
A red state clean sweep!
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Level 74
Apr 2, 2020
go figure . . .
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Level 44
Apr 3, 2020
I'm shocked, shocked! Well...not that shocked.
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Level 81
May 1, 2020
Ohio is a swing state
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Level 76
Jul 10, 2020
We're not really a swing state anymore. The GOP has been in firm control of the state for awhile.
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Level 81
Jul 10, 2020
The last three polls for the 2020 election in Ohio are Trump +3, Biden +2, and Biden +1 ... and in the last 8 presidential elections Ohio has gone red, blue, blue, red, red, blue, blue, red... seems pretty swingy
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Level 69
May 1, 2020
I wish my beliefs were so simple that I felt an online quiz validated them.
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Level 81
Jul 10, 2020
or even simpler so that someone's comment on an online quiz validated them?
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Level 66
Jul 10, 2020
So much winning.
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Level 40
Apr 24, 2021
remember: poverty, voter suppression, and systemic oppression some large causes for the problems of the south... simply blaming the problems of these states on their voting patterns is reductive and does not get at the root of the problem! Love, an Arkansan communist
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2020
Those 'Grits' will do it every time.
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Level 56
May 1, 2020
I'm sensing a pattern here...
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Level 37
May 1, 2020
Those life expectancies still aren’t that bad. Over 70 years old is pretty good.
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Level 66
May 2, 2021
Debatable. West Virginia's and Mississippi's life expectancies are in the same ballpark as Bangladesh and Nicaragua. Those numbers are impressive for developing countries but pretty embarrassing for a developed country like America (which itself lags behind Colombia and Peru on the national level). Also, a lot of times the thing that drags life expectancy down most is infant mortality. I don't know if that's the case in these states, but if it is that's a cause for alarm.
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Level 59
May 3, 2020
Most of these states consistently vote for a certain party...
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Level 48
Jun 26, 2020
Maybe a bit more time.
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Level 74
Jul 10, 2020
Hmmm.........must be the humidity down South.
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Level 68
Jul 10, 2020
Or the fact that they fry everything, and drink sweet tea that is basically syrup... (It's delicious, but not exactly a healthy diet.)
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Level 46
Jul 10, 2020
'Gators
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2020
Before any one lumps the Republicans all together, consider that that southern states never fully recovered from the Civil War and are still fairly poor. Only Ohio surprised me here.
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2020
They're the South of the North.
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Level 61
Jul 10, 2020
Country roads...
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2020
The Southern diet is something else lol
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Level 56
Jul 11, 2020
Take me home, country roads!
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Level 50
Feb 18, 2021
SC for South Carolina?
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Level 18
Apr 20, 2021
Hm there seems to a pattern here.