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The Healthiest States in the U.S.

Where does your state rank on the 2012 list of the nation's healthiest states?
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49. Louisiana (tie)

2011 Rank: 50
Change: +1

Strengths:

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • High immunization coverage

Challenges:


  • 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)

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