The Healthiest States in the U.S.

Where does your state rank on the 2012 list of the nation's healthiest states?

Credit: Getty Images

prev 2 of 52 next

49. Louisiana (tie)

2011 Rank: 50
Change: +1


  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • High immunization coverage


  • High prevalences of sedentary lifestyle, obesity & diabetes
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High infant mortality rate and high prevalence of low birthweight
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Next: 49. Mississippi (tie)

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!