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The Healthy State of the Nation

The United Health Foundation has an annual report that ranks the states based on a number of factors including access to care, incidence of preventable disease, smoking rates, child poverty rates and motor vehicle deaths.

The healthiest states are:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Vermont
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Hawaii
  5. Connecticut

To find out what the most unhealthy states are,

The most unhealthy states are:

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi
  3. South Carolina
  4. Tennessee
  5. Arkansas

The report also listed states with the largest improvements and declines in overall health since last year...
Most improved: Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kansas.
Most declined: New Mexico, Idaho and West Virginia.

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mschmidt mschmidt 9 years
Go VT! All those mountains, fresh air and limited nice days make us savor the outdoors!!!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
As requested: So the list is a very extensive list, but it is done alphabetically. Check it out here.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
NH? interesting, i wouldnt have guessed it.
Beth1122 Beth1122 9 years
hey fit, can you put up the link to see where the other states fall?
thedrywallgirl thedrywallgirl 9 years
Yay 4 my sis and Karmasab*tch! :D
wynter wynter 9 years
Smoking, health care, and poverty do the South in unfortunately.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
interesting that all the "worst health" states are in the South but they're the ones with some really great comfort food. go figure! i wonder where my great state of Maryland lies?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
Yeah for us! But...um...originally from Wisconsin.
kevindineen kevindineen 9 years
u go vt!
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 9 years
I think I'll head to Minnesota for Christmas!
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