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