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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 11, 2013

Head to the Islands for a Longer, Healthier Life Span, Says Study

JAMA. 2013;310(10):1016. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276453

Adults looking for a long, healthy life span might want to consider a move to Hawaii.

The Aloha State topped a recent state-by-state analysis that calculated healthy life expectancy—the number of years a person could expect to live in good health at any given age. In Hawaii, 65-year-olds could look forward to having about 16 healthy years ahead of them. Last on the list was Mississippi, where 65-year-olds could expect to live about 11 more years in good health.