Move To Sarpy County... Live Longer?

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

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A new interactive tool from an independent health research center pinpoints trends across the Midwest.

It's called the "US Health Map," created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

Metro residents will find plenty of interesting details in the map. For instance, the average man lives to be 76 in Douglas County. In Sarpy County, that number is 78.

The difference disappears when looking at women's life expectancies. Both counties are at roughly 81-years-old.

The map documents life expectancy, hypertension, obesity and physical activity rates.

Nebraska's Dakota County takes the title of one of Nebraska's heaviest county (42% of men obese, 42% of women). Thurston County is not far behind (38% of men, 47% of women).

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