Top 25 Counties in Idaho with the Lowest Life Expectancy
We recently wrote about the counties in Idaho with the longest life expectancy, and today we’re sharing the counties in Idaho with the shortest life expectancy, according to Stacker. Which counties in Idaho have the shortest life expectancy? Let’s find out!
There’s a recent article from Stacker that shares the counties in Idaho with the shortest life expectancy, and they mentioned that generally life expectancy across the nation has been increasing, however, they said...
“Since 2020, however, life expectancy has started to decline. The opioid epidemic, COVID-19, and unintentional injuries—largely driven by drug overdoses—were the leading causes of a three-year decrease in life expectancy over the last two years. Stark disparities among certain segments of the population have also been observed. American Indians/Alaska Natives saw a life expectancy decrease of more than six years; Hispanic and Black Americans, a drop of four years; and white and Asian Americans, a decrease of about two years.”
So, with the life expectancy of Americans declining some, what are things looking like here in Idaho?
Stacker compiled this list using 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. They said, “Life expectancy measures the average number of years from birth a person can expect to live and is calculated based on the number of deaths in a given time period and the average number of people at risk of dying during that period.”
Keep scrolling for the counties in Idaho with the shortest (and longest) life expectancy, as well as the highest and lowest-earning counties and more👇