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A new review looked at American life expectancy from 1990 to 2016 by state.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg

Life is better on the beach.

While all sand-and-surf lovers know this fact, new research is bolstering our case: A recent review published in the highly respected journal, JAMA, has found that Hawaiians have the longest life expectancy in America.

Titled "The State of US Health, 1990-2016 Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Among US States," the review analyzed previously published studies and data to look at things including mortality, life expectancy, and disease by state. In 2016, the new review found that Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth at 81.3 years. Mississippi had the lowest at 74.7 years. Interestingly, the review found that Minnesota had the highest healthy life expectancy, referred to as "HALE" at birth at 70.3 years. 

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Here's to planting roots in Hawaii! Though, if setting out for the Islands of Aloha is too far a move for you, consider our 2018 America's Happiest Seaside Towns.