How Healthy Is Your State? All 50, Ranked From First to Worst

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State health rankings 2015

by Christine Mattheis

Each year, the United Health Foundation ranks the health of all 50 states. They take five major factors into account: behaviors, such as smoking, excessive drinking, and drug deaths; community, including violent crime, on-the-job fatalities, and infectious disease; policies, including how many people lack health insurance, and percentage of children up-to-date on immunizations; healthcare, like the number of dentists and doctors available per capita; and outcomes, including measures on diabetes, cancer deaths, heart disease deaths, and more. So how healthy is your state? Read on to see where your home state ranked in 2015.

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