Our individual lives are shaped depending on which country we were, when we are born, and what type of environment we are born. With this in mind, we can also say that these same factors also affect our death — or to euphemize it, our life expectancy. This map of America tells you your life expectancy depending on what state you are.
Americans born in 2015 can expect to live to the age of 78.8 years. That's one-tenth of a year less than in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported, and the first time U.S. life expectancy declined since 1993.
The CDC cited the rise of preventable deaths — notably traffic accidents (+6%) and "accidental poisonings" (+13%) as the main causes for the drop in longevity. The latter category consists almost entirely (97 percent) of alcohol and drug overdoses, with the opioid epidemic a major contributor to the increase.
What I can only say is, wherever you are right now, enjoy every moment of your life. And live it to the fullest.
(Image Credit: Titlemax)