And, of course, the desire of government agencies to expand their reach:
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is putting billboards across the city to remind Oklahoma residents that where you live could affect how long you live.
“It’s a shocking statistic,” said Oklahoma City-County Health Department executive director Gary Cox.
The gap is 18 years.
It’s the number that separates the average life expectancy age from the highest average zip code in Oklahoma City to the lowest.
“So what that really means is a child that’s born in one of those zip codes … could live up to 18 years average shorter life span than a child that perhaps may be born in a suburban or another part of our county,” said Cox.
At best, this is only half a surprise:
The lowest life expectancy age, almost 64, is zip code 73145.
Otherwise known as … Tinker Air Force Base.
Which Farker noticed this first? Why, the first one, of course.