Rural Counties With Lower Life Expectancy for Men, 1983-1999

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These rural counties showed a significant decline in life expectancy for men from 1983 to 1999, based on a report by researchers at Harvard University:  

State

County

County
Seat

Population in 2000

Life Expectancy in 1983

Life Expectancy in 1999

AR

Greene

Paragould

37,331

78.49

76.88

FL

Union

Lake Butler

13,442

77.06

74.90

LA

Caldwell

Columbia

10,560

77.68

76.36

LA

Richland

Rayville

20,981

77.68

76.36

TN

Mcnairy

Selmer

24,653

79.38

76.12

TX

Anderson

Palestine

55,109

77.82

76.20

TX

Walker

Huntsville

61,758

80.17

78.62

 

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