Rural counties with the shortest life expectancy.

The Daily Yonder article Life Expectancy Falling in 561 Rural Counties by Bill Bishop documents the fact that life expectancy is declining in more rural areas than urban ones.  It is a recommended read.  The article has a map depicting change in life expectancy from 1997 to 2007.  After looking at that map check out the ones on Center for Disease Control and see if there is an apparent correlation between obesity and life expectancy.  Here’s the chart from Bill Bishop’s article:

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