It’s not just how long you live that matters. It’s healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.
And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.
Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and gorgeous scenery. Seniors there can expect a little more than 16 years of healthy life after 65. Women in Hawaii can expect more than 17 years.
At the other extreme, Mississippi’s seniors have less than 11 years of healthy life. Older black Mississippians have only eight years, lower than anywhere except, oddly, African-Americans in Iowa, with seven years.
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