The Healthiest States in the U.S.

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19. Maryland

2011 Rank: 24
Change: +5

Strengths:

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

Challenges:


  • High violent crime rate
  • High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate
  • High levels of air pollution

Next: 18. New York

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