Ohio residents dying younger than they did 10 years ago, report says; two Cuyahoga County areas have a 37-year difference

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The average age of death has declined over the past 10 years in Ohio, according to a study by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health. (Courtesy Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The average Ohio resident is dying younger than a decade ago, likely due to factors such as the opioid epidemic, a suicide crisis, poverty and access to health care, according to a new report.

The average age of death varies by where someone lives, even within a county, according to an Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health report released Tuesday.

In Cuyahoga County alone, the average age of death differs by as much as 37 years across census tracts, with those living in the city of Cleveland and its closest suburbs dying the youngest.

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