Where you’re from can mean a 15-year difference in your life expectancy. In other words, move in with Bay Area liberals and avoid Mississippi.
New data released from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that Marin County — a famous bastion of Bay Area liberalism — had the longest life expectancy of any U.S. county for men, and the second-longest for women.
“The people in Marin decided to live healthier, and they are getting their reward for their lifestyle,” Dr. Ali Mokdad, whose team prepared the report, told the Mercury News.
In parts of the southeastern U.S., however, the odds of living to a ripe old age aren’t quite so bright: Two counties in Mississippi — Quitman and Tunica — are among the five shortest life expectancies for both genders, as is West Virginia’s McDowell County.
I have an irrational hatred of people from Montgomery County, MD. Just for the record.