If you're born in the South, chances are you'll have a shorter life expectancy compared with the rest of the United States, according to newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

The findings, published by the National Vital Statistics Reports, examined state-level mortality and population estimates from 2018, as well as state-specific death and population figures for older Medicare beneficiaries that year.

The CDC found that Americans are expected to live 78.7 years at birth, though women were more likely to outlive men by 5 years nationwide, according to the report. States in the South faired worse when compared with their Northeastern and Western counterparts.

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