The Healthiest States in the U.S.

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8. New Jersey

2011 Rank: 17
Change: +9

Strengths:

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low prevalence of obesity

Challenges:


  • Higher prevalence of sedentary lifestyle than most other states
  • High rate of uninsured population
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Next: 6. Connecticut

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