New NCHS report presents complete period life tables for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia by sex based on age-specific death rates in 2018.
- Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth, 81.0 years in 2018, and West Virginia had the lowest, 74.4 years.
- Life expectancy at age 65 ranged from 17.5 years in Kentucky to 21.1 years in Hawaii.
- Life expectancy at birth was higher for females in all states and the District of Columbia.
- The difference in life expectancy between females and males ranged from 3.8 years in Utah to 6.2 years in New Mexico.