Research shows Oklahomans live shorter lives

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OKLAHOMA CITY- While doctors may say that you need to quit smoking or eat healthier, you are not alone.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that Oklahomans tend to have a shorter life expectancy than others across the country.

Research shows that in 2010, men in Oklahoma had a life expectancy of 73 years and women survived on average to be 78-years-old.

On average nationally, men lived to be 76-years-old and women died at 80-years-old.

Experts say the average reflects the number of people who are obese, smoke, do not have access to health care and have a poor diet.

However, physical activity has improved since 2001, especially for women.

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