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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. Mississippi (tie)

2011 Rank: 49
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Strengths:

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low violent crime rate

Challenges:


  • High prevalences of sedentary lifestyle, obesity, & diabetes
  • High infant mortality rate & high prevalence of low birthweight
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of cardiovascular deaths

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