Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://kplu.org en Longevity: Is your community more like Albania or like Sweden? http://kplu.org/post/longevity-your-community-more-albania-or-sweden <p>If you live in certain counties in Washington, your life probably won&rsquo;t be much longer than someone&#39;s in Albania or Mexico. On the other hand, the healthiest counties have life expectancies similar to Switzerland and Sweden.</p><p>This comes from new research <a href="http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/news-events/news-release/life-expectancy-in-us-counties-2011">showing life expectancy in many American communities is failing to keep up</a> with the rest of the world. And the growing health gap is affecting women more than men. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:10:28 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1871 at http://kplu.org Longevity: Is your community more like Albania or like Sweden?