Study: Fort Bend residents live longer than others in SE Texas

August 2, 2013 5:32:32 AM PDT
Residents of Ft. Bend County live longer than their counterparts in the rest of the Houston area. According to the Texas Tribune, they also had lower obesity rates.

The average man in Fort Bend County lives to the age of 79 while the average woman lives to be 82. In Harris County, the life expectancy is 76 for men and 80 for women. Galveston County residents have the worst life expectancy. For men, it is 74 and for women, it's almost 80.

The healthiest major city in Texas appears to be Austin. Travis County men had an average life expectancy of 78.4 and women usually live to 82.4. Also, 62.2 percent of men get enough physical activity compared to only 53 percent in Harris County.

Want to see how your county fared? Check out the interactive map on Texas Tribune.

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