County-by-county disparities in life expectancy are large—20yrs—and growingEnlarge (credit: photosavvy)
For having the largest economy in the world and spending the most on health care, the US has lousy health outcomes. Overall, the US has a 79-year life expectancy, which falls 42nd worldwide, far below Monaco’s top 89-year life expectancy. When you look closer, things only get worse.
Depending on which US county you live in, your life expectancy can vary by a whopping two decades.

And that disparity is getting worse, according to a new analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine.
County-by-county disparities in life expectancy are large—20yrs—and growing
Dwyer-Lindgren et al.

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