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Table 2 Top 20 and bottom 20 counties in terms of change in life expectancy by sex, 1985-2010

From: Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985–2010

Top counties Bottom counties
Rank (top) Name Change in life expectancy Lower Upper Rank (bottom) Name Change in life expectancy Lower Upper
Females
1 New York, New York 8.37 7.91 8.79 1 Fayette, Alabama −3.47 −5.41 −1.71
2 Loudoun, Virginia 7.77 6.59 8.99 2 Harmon, Oklahoma −3.39 −5.07 −1.6
3 Kings, New York 6.7 6.37 7.03 3 Beckham, Oklahoma −3.39 −5.07 −1.6
4 Bronx, New York 6.39 5.91 6.85 4 Leslie, Kentucky −3.17 −4.75 −1.59
5 Gunnison, Colorado 6.28 4.58 7.91 5 Clay, Kentucky −3.17 −4.75 −1.59
6 Pitkin, Colorado 6.28 4.58 7.91 6 Seminole, Oklahoma −2.73 −4.35 −1.13
7 Marin, California 6.27 5.47 7.07 7 Haralson, Georgia −2.58 −4.46 −0.89
8 Prince William, Virginia 6.09 5.02 7.13 8 Murray, Oklahoma −2.58 −4.06 −1.17
9 San Francisco, California 6.05 5.52 6.61 9 Garvin, Oklahoma −2.58 −4.06 −1.17
10 Beaufort, South Carolina 6.02 4.78 7.28 10 Perry, Kentucky −2.57 −4.34 −0.92
11 Queens, New York 6.01 5.69 6.35 11 Johnston, Oklahoma −2.52 −4.38 −0.78
12 St. Johns, Florida 5.94 4.87 7.14 12 Coal, Oklahoma −2.52 −4.38 −0.78
14 Teton, Wyoming 5.8 3.82 7.72 13 Pontotoc, Oklahoma −2.5 −4.26 −0.8
13 Douglas, Colorado 5.75 4.3 7.29 14 Tillman, Oklahoma −2.43 −3.98 −0.82
15 Hudson, New Jersey 5.73 5.11 6.29 15 Jefferson, Oklahoma −2.43 −3.98 −0.82
16 Rockland, New York 5.72 5.01 6.52 16 Cotton, Oklahoma −2.43 −3.98 −0.82
17 Alexandria, Virginia 5.59 4.4 6.84 17 Walker, Alabama −2.34 −3.81 −1.03
18 Nassau, New York 5.51 5.11 5.89 18 Whitley, Kentucky −2.3 −3.89 −0.72
19 Pike, Pennsylvania 5.5 5.07 5.93 19 Casey, Kentucky −2.29 −4.11 −0.72
20 Alameda, California 5.5 3.88 6.98 20 Marion, Alabama −2.27 −3.75 −0.73
Males          
1 New York, New York 12.97 12.55 13.41 1 Floyd, Kentucky −1.49 −3.23 0.3
2 San Francisco, California 10.6 10.05 11.18 2 McDowell, West Virginia −1.45 −3.62 0.75
3 Kings, New York 9.76 9.39 10.12 3 Bolivar, Mississippi −0.98 −2.91 1.1
4 Loudoun, Virginia 9.59 8.51 10.75 4 Perry, Alabama −0.87 −2.76 1.27
5 Bronx, New York 9.57 9.08 10.1 5 Hale, Alabama −0.87 −2.76 1.27
6 District of Columbia 9.37 8.67 10.09 6 Creek, Oklahoma −0.69 −2.1 0.74
7 Forsyth, Georgia 9.16 7.71 10.74 7 Wyoming, West Virginia −0.65 −2.44 1.27
8 Goochland, Virginia 9.15 7.51 10.89 8 Cherokee, Kansas −0.56 −2.3 1.19
9 Alexandria, Virginia 8.84 7.48 10.13 9 Grundy, Tennessee −0.55 −2.88 1.5
10 Hudson, New Jersey 8.63 8.06 9.23 10 Danville, Virginia −0.36 −1.99 1.34
11 Queens, New York 8.5 8.12 8.88 11 Aransas, Texas −0.34 −2.15 1.44
12 Colusa, California 8.45 6.54 10.5 12 Pike, Kentucky −0.31 −1.81 1.09
13 Suffolk, Virginia 8.34 6.86 9.87 13 Owsley, Kentucky −0.23 −2.09 1.79
14 Collier, Florida 8.19 7.19 9.26 14 Breathitt, Kentucky −0.23 −2.09 1.79
15 Sumter, Florida 8.13 6.73 9.69 15 Benton, Tennessee −0.19 −2.3 2.04
16 Rockwall, Texas 8.08 6.56 9.77 16 Mingo, West Virginia −0.09 −1.88 1.67
17 Gunnison, Colorado 8.02 6.22 9.92 17 Wolfe, Kentucky 0.01 −1.87 2.02
18 Pitkin, Colorado 8.02 6.22 9.92 18 Lee, Kentucky 0.01 −1.87 2.02
19 Alameda, California 8.01 7.56 8.45 19 Pawnee, Oklahoma 0.04 −1.8 1.94
20 Dawson, Georgia 8 6.18 9.83 20 Coahoma, Mississippi 0.06 −2.01 2.15