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

Can you name the ten states with the highest life expectancy?
Source: The Measure of America 2013–2014
Last updated: November 19, 2017
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Years
State
81.3
Hawaii
81.1
Minnesota
80.8
Connecticut
80.8
California
80.5
Massachusetts
Years
State
80.5
New York
80.5
Vermont
80.3
New Hampshire
80.3
New Jersey
80.2
Utah
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level 74
Nov 7, 2017
Got them all except Utah.
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level 65
Nov 7, 2017
6/10. Always been bad at those states quizzes. Didn't expect Hawaii to top the list though.
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level 53
Nov 7, 2017
Must be the weather.
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level 18
Nov 7, 2017
Wow, actually got them all. Some of them were just blatantly guessing.
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level 74
Nov 7, 2017
New Jersey kept popping into my head but I kept thinking, "No, not Jersey," and I always passed it over.
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level 68
Nov 7, 2017
So basically a bunch of liberal states with good healthcare and Mormon Land.
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level 76
Nov 7, 2017
Is that a surprise?
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level 58
Nov 7, 2017
Should it be surprising that 9 out of 10 of these states are "blue" (Liberal, leaning democrat). The only "red" state republican on this list is Utah. Maybe the Mormon's and their alcohol prohibition are up to something when it comes to health and life expectancy... Please, someone "make america healthy again" :-) (Disclosure: I live in NYC, I lean liberal/democrat and I fundamentally disagree (yet respect) current White House)
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level 45
Nov 7, 2017
I lean right and am frequently embarrassed by the current occupant of the White House, but I would have voted for a cantaloupe before Mrs. Clinton. I question the validity of this quiz. Living in Arizona, I see huge numbers of retirees. They are typically people who have made some money and are vigorous enough to enjoy their sunset years. As a letter carrier, I delivered mail to thousands of 80-year-olds abd it seems that would raise out life expectancy. On the other hand, we have five of the ten largest Indian reservations in the U.S. If Jet Punk is using outdated statistics, then Native Americans would bring the numbers down, but more recent statistics show that health on reservations is improving dramatically, especially if the residents can avoid diabetes which still ravages their population.
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level 58
Nov 7, 2017
Congrats @cooldrive: you actually did get your angry orange cantaloupe elected :-) To be clear, when I wrote "I respect", I meant I respect the office of the presidency. Not the current occupant. I also feel beyond embarrassed by his delusions, ignorance and incompetence. Arizona is breathtaking and people there are extremely welcoming. Cheers to All in your beautiful State!
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level 55
Nov 7, 2017
I am currently conservative, living in northern California. I just wanted to mention for the reason that you guys did and I wanted to be included. And I have forgot what I was going to comment about why I thought these states were on this list. I do remember I was going to say the "Red" states are probably the happiest though.
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level 52
Nov 7, 2017
It shouldn't be surprising. Liberals tend to be richer, money corresponds to health, hence liberals live longer.
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level 55
Nov 7, 2017
I thought conservatives were the rich people, according to liberals. *cough* Trump *cough*
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level 74
Nov 7, 2017
The current occupant of the White House should embarrass and deserves no respect from: any true liberal, any progressive, any centrist, any libertarian, any true conservative, any true Republican, any woman, any man, any "person of color," any person without color, any true Christian, any non-Christian, any patriotic American, any resident of planet Earth, any human being, and any non-human primate.
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level 39
Mar 14, 2018
I would say that about covers it all. So, who voted for him then?
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level 74
Oct 5, 2018
should doesn't necessarily mean does
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level 51
Nov 7, 2017
New England ftw baby.
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level 49
Nov 7, 2017
Notice that the majority of these states have four seasons with usually cold winters, while only two do not.
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level 74
Nov 7, 2017
That doesn't much help Afghanistan or Mongolia. They have pretty cold winters. Careful about implying causality.
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level 50
Nov 7, 2017
Three out of the four states with 'New' in their name are all in the top ten (excepting New Mexico). Therefore renaming ones state with the word 'New' should raise the life expectancy. A resident of New Kansas.
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level 56
Nov 8, 2017
also, naming your state "Hawaii" is apparently good for life expectancy.
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level 74
Oct 5, 2018
At a glance I'd say it's a combination of affluence, urban living, moderate climate, liberal politics/adequate health care/healthy living, and Mormons.
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level 68
Nov 7, 2017
Ah Yes! Jetpunk! So much more than a quiz site! :)
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level 33
Nov 7, 2017
north east
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