The Top 10 Healthiest States Are ...

December 13, 2013

Americans are getting healthier, but where you live may make you even more likely to adopt healthier behaviors, according to a report published by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and the Partnership for Prevention. 

The report ranks states based on several health factors, including preventable hospitalizations, violent crime, health insurance, infant mortality, child poverty, obesity, diabetes, physical activity, and immunizations. 

The report found the following 10 states the healthiest: 

  1. Hawaii
  2. Vermont
  3. Minnesota
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Utah
  7. Connecticut
  8. Colorado
  9. North Dakota
  10. New Jersey

Meanwhile, several southern states landed on the bottom of the “healthiest” list: Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama were the least healthy states, accoridng to the report. 

Source: “Healthiest State Rankings: Hawaii Tops 2013 List,” Huffington Post (Dec. 11, 2013)

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