Life expectancy in Massachusetts is longer than you might think. The Commonwealth sits in the top half of the Top 10 in a new study.
The study, conducted by NiceRX, claims that Massachusetts has the fourth-longest life expectancy in the entire United States. On the one hand, sure. Mass is a healthcare hub, so I can see our state ranking high in life expectancy. On the other hand, I’m a bit surprised. All that road rage and anger directed toward our sports teams? I would think that would lead to a lot of heart attacks, strokes, and shorter lives in general.
Then again, I don’t have the stats. You can get those here. The research also gave us the following fun facts about Massachusetts from a health care and life expectancy perspective:
- The average emergency room wait time in Massachusetts is 189 minutes, which is the 3rd longest in the US.
- In 2020, Massachusetts spent $33.36 billion on healthcare expenditure, which is the 9th highest total in the US.
- The average life expectancy in the US is 79.11 years. Of all the states, Mississippi has the shortest life expectancy averaging 71.9 years.
- The average female life expectancy in the US is 81.65 years, which is almost 5 years longer than the male life expectancy at 76.61 years.
Life Expectancy in Massachusetts Ranks in the Top 10
And another twist? Massachusetts is in a three-way tie for forth place. One of the states we’re tied with is another New England state. And two other New England states make the Top 10. Take a look below to see what state it is and to see the rest of the Top 10. And one more thing on the subject of health: Massachusetts recently launched a new 24/7 crisis helpline. It’s free, and you can learn more here.