Golden Years Shorter In Southern States

ATLANTA (July 18, 2013)—Someone who’s 65 and living in Hawaii will likely live for another two decades and for most of them will likely be in pretty good health.

Hawaii tops the charts in the government's first state-by-state look at how long Americans age 65 can expect to live and how many of those remaining years will be healthy ones.

Mississippi ranked last, with about 17½ more years and nearly seven of them in poorer health.

Texans who are 65 can expect to live 18.9 more years and six of them in poorer health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimates Thursday.

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