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Bay Area residents live longer; here’s why
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Bay Area residents are among the nation’s longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.

Around the bay, we also top the charts in fitness, with rates of healthy weight and physical activity double those of the most obese and sedentary parts of the nation.

That is the revelation of a major new analysis of a University of Washington database widely regarded as the best county-by-county look at the landscape of health of America.