LUBBOCK, Texas — Nine of 24 counties in the South Plains are among Texas counties with the shortest life expectancy, according to a study by Stacker.

The list highlighted 46 Texas counties. Those in the South Plains region were ranked as follows:

#46 – Hale

#41 – Hockley

#36 – Floyd

#26 – Lynn

#19 – Lamb

#17 – Crosby

#14 – Swisher

#13 – Terry

#11 – Dawson

According to Stacker, “Life expectancy measures the average number of years from birth a person can expect to live, and is calculated based on the number of deaths in a given time period and the average number of people at risk of dying during that period.”

Below is the average life expectancy (in years) for each county named:

  • Hockley – 74.5
  • Floyd – 74.2
  • Lynn – 74
  • Lamb – 73.7
  • Crosby – 73.6
  • Swisher – 73.4
  • Terry – 73.3
  • Dawson – 73.2

Find the full list here.