How long do Hawaii residents live? New study shows above-average life expectancy

Updated: Apr. 6, 2017 at 8:34 PM HST
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By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers have found that life expectancy in the Aloha State outreaches, and continues to increase, compared to those who live on the mainland.

The life expectancy in 2010 in Hawaii was 82 years, according to the three UH researchers. That's three years higher than the national average of the total U.S. population.

The life expectancy in Hawaii has also increased 13 years since 1950.

Japanese and Chinese are the two longest-living ethnic groups in the state while Native Hawaiians are the shortest-living ethnic group.

Lifespans between racial and ethnic groups can differ between health habits, health-care resources and social factors.

In the gender war, on average, women in Hawaii were found to live six years longer than men.

Researchers Yan Yan Wu, Kathryn Braun and Lynne Wilkens are credited with the study. Their article "Life Expectancies in Hawaii: A Multi-ethnic Analysis of 2010 Life Tables" was featured in the 2017 issue of the Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

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