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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 10 years
Go VT! All those mountains, fresh air and limited nice days make us savor the outdoors!!!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
As requested: So the list is a very extensive list, but it is done alphabetically. Check it out here.
DStirk DStirk 10 years
NH? interesting, i wouldnt have guessed it.
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
hey fit, can you put up the link to see where the other states fall?
thedrywallgirl thedrywallgirl 10 years
Yay 4 my sis and Karmasab*tch! :D
wynter wynter 10 years
Smoking, health care, and poverty do the South in unfortunately.
nicachica nicachica 10 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 10 years
Yeah for us! from Wisconsin.
kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
u go vt!
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
I think I'll head to Minnesota for Christmas!
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