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New Jersey ranks 20th in the nation for life expectancy

New Jersey ranks 20th in the nation for life expectancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2022, 12:08 PM

Updated 665 days ago

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New Jersey ranks 20th in the nation for life expectancy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
Life expectancy at birth declined 2.6 years in New Jersey in 2020 from 80.1 years in 2019 to 77.5 in 2020. The average New Jersey woman will live to about 80, while the average male will make it to about 74.  
The CDC is attributing it to multiple factors, including COVID-19, unintentional injuries and overdoses, among other things.
Hawaii has the longest life expectancy at 80.7 years.  Mississippi has the shortest at 71.9 years. 


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