Washington City Has The 'Shortest Life Expectancy' In The State

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Many people look forward to living a long, fruitful life, and where you live can also influence your long-term outcomes. A city with accessible parks, walkable areas, grocery stores stocked with fresh food, and excellent health care services can do wonders for one's health journey. The unfortunate reality is some cities and towns either lack these amenities for their residents or the quality falls behind their peers.

That's why 24/7 Tempo revealed the city with the shortest life expectancy in every state based on research data. According to the website, Yakima has the lowest life expectancy in Washington State.

The average life expectancy here is 76.95 years compared to the state average of 80.21 years. Over 25% of people don't exercise regularly, and the adult obesity rate is 37.1%. Analysts said 31.7% of adults get less than seven hours of sleep and 17.5% smoke regularly.

The study explained how writers determined their picks:

"To determine the cities in every state with the shortest life expectancy, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data on life expectancy in U.S. metropolitan areas from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Additional data on smoking rate, physical inactivity, and insufficient sleep also came from the 2023 CHR."

Check out the full report on 24/7 Tempo's website.

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