Women in Oklahoma are living shorter lives in more than half of the counties in Oklahoma, life expectancy data shows.
It’s a pretty jarring number, especially when compared to life expectancy trends among men in Oklahoma.
From 1985 to 2010, the life expectancy among women in 48 of Oklahoma’s counties decreased, according to data collected by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
What’s happening to Oklahoma’s women?
Data experts have noticed decreases in female life expectancy throughout the U.S., as noted in this article:
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