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Life expectancies in DC area change dramatically between Metro stops

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New information is out about how long we can expect to live - and a lot has to do with where you live.

The CDC says states in south have the lowest life expectancy once a person reaches the age of 65.

In Mississippi, that's 17 and a half more years - with seven of them in poor health.

Hawaii came out on top, with people aged 65 expected to live another 21 years - mostly in good health.

Recently, the Commission to Build a Healthier America put out new maps which breakdown the life expectancies in different major regions of the country.

For the DC region, the group uses the Metro map to illustrate the differences.

In Fairfax and Montgomery counties, a person will live on average 84 years.

It's nearly that in Arlington County - at 83 years.

But just a few miles away in the District, life expectancy goes down to 77.

it's just about the same in Prince George's County - at 78 year of age.


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