Health
Life Expectancy
Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Life Expectancy
2014
Arkansas County75
Ashley County75
Baxter County77
Benton County79
Boone County77
Bowie County, Texas76
Bradley County74
Calhoun County76
Carroll County78
Chicot County73
Clark County76
Clay County75
Cleburne County77
Cleveland County76
Columbia County75
Conway County76
Craighead County76
Crawford County76
Crittenden County72
Cross County74
Dallas County74
Desha County74
Drew County76
Faulkner County77
Franklin County76
Fulton County76
Garland County76
Grant County76
Greene County75
Hempstead County75
Hot Spring County76
Howard County75
Independence County76
Izard County76
Jackson County74
Jefferson County74
Johnson County76
Lafayette County74
Lawrence County75
Lee County74
Lincoln County76
Little River County75
Logan County76
Lonoke County76
Madison County76
Marion County77
Miller County76
Mississippi County73
Monroe County74
Montgomery County77
Nevada County75
Newton County78
Ouachita County73
Perry County76
Phillips County71
Pike County76
Poinsett County72
Polk County76
Pope County77
Prairie County76
Pulaski County76
Randolph County76
Saline County78
Scott County76
Searcy County76
Sebastian County76
Sevier County75
Sharp County75
St. Francis County74
Stone County77
Union County74
Van Buren County77
Washington County78
White County76
Woodruff County73
Yell County75

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)







NATIONAL RANKING
46

OUT OF 51
2014

STATE TREND

Increasing


76

2014

What does this measure?

Life expectancy at birth (reported in years) reflects the expected average years of life for a group of infants born in a particular year.

Why is this important?

Life expectancy at birth is a frequently used indicator of health status and is often used to gauge the health of a community. Differences in life expectancy among racial and ethnic groups may reflect differences in socioeconomic status, access to health care, and the prevalence of risk factors particular to a subpopulation.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2014, life expectancy was 76, up 3 years from 1980 but below the national figure of 79. This makes Arkansas 46th in the nation on this indicator. Life expectancy was higher for women in Arkansas than men at 79 vs. 74 years. Within the state, life expectancy ranged from 71 years in Phillips County to 79 years in Benton County.

In 2017, the latest year for which gender and race data is available, life expectancy was higher for women in Arkansas than men at 79 vs. 73 years. Life expectancy was higher for Whites than Black/African Americans, at 76 years vs. 73 years.

Notes about the data

The rates are calculated with the assumption that age-specific mortality rates stay the same throughout the lifespan of each age cohort. The most recent year for nationwide comparative data on life expectancy is 2014. The most recent year for gender and race statistics on life expectancy is 2017, and data for races other than Black and White was not available.




Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)


Life Expectancy
1985199019952000200520102011201220132014
Arkansas7374747475757676767676

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)






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Source: Arkansas Department of Health







INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Graduation Rate Not Applicable
Remediation Rate Not Applicable
Adults with a High School Degree Not Applicable
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Not Applicable
Adults Pursuing Further Education Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care Not Applicable
Overweight or Obese Students Not Applicable
Student Drug Usage Not Applicable
Overweight or Obese Adults Not Applicable
Physically Inactive Adults Not Applicable
Smoking Rate Not Applicable
Flouridated Water Not Applicable
Insurance Coverage Rates Not Applicable
Oral Health Not Applicable
Life Expectancy Not Applicable
Routine Check-ups Not Applicable
Births to Teens Not Applicable
Female-headed Households Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Elderly Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Median Household Income Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate Not Applicable
Child Abuse and Neglect Not Applicable
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate Not Applicable
Homelessness Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Not Applicable
Housing Affordability - Owning Not Applicable
Housing Affordability - Renting Not Applicable
Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Not Applicable
Charitable Giving Not Applicable
Volunteering Not Applicable
Group Participation Not Applicable
Connection to Neighbors Not Applicable
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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