Monday, December 8, 2008

America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States - America's health is failing. And no one likely knows that better than those in Louisiana.
It lands at the bottom of a list measuring the health of the nation's 50 states. Joining it at the bottom are Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Vermont was crowned the healthiest state for the second consecutive year. Hawaii, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Utah round out the top five, according to a study published Dec. 3.
Behind the numbers
The report, America's Health Rankings, compiled and analyzed 22 health measures, both determinants and outcomes. The study is a collaboration between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. Data for the study was provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Environmental Protection Agency, American Medical Association, Dartmouth Atlas Project and Trust for America's Health.
In Pictures: America's Healthiest States

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