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Old 11-23-2015, 04:00 AM
 
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Are there any areas in US where lifespan is longer than 100 years i know in world usually this happens in areas like Tibet or other high up in the mountains.

Are there places like this in US?
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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Nursing homes I believe.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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From what I've seen and read the New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) seem to have a good proportion of 90+ year old residents so perhaps there?? Minnesota and the Dakotas have a large presence of Scandinavian ancestry which tends to live long. Hawaii does well too but more so with those of Asian origin who live significantly longer on average than Caucasians.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I dunno about high concentration of centenarians, but I've seen mortality studies which have shown repeatedly that even after accounting for differences in socio-economic status, white people live unusually short lives in the Upland South, and unusually long lives in the upper Midwest (especially Minnesota and the Dakotas).
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Nursing homes I believe.
Heh, that was the joke I was going to make!
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I don't think this relates to geographic location as much as it does to socioeconomic status. You can find a lot of data supporting that higher SES equates to better health outcomes. I would suggest looking at states where the income inequality gap is smaller which tends to point at New England states and a couple states in the Midwest I believe (Minnesota I would bet for sure).

Not only is Colorado higher in elevation but I'm assuming lots and lots of people in Colorado love hiking and are generally active. I'd guess there too.
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