Dec 8, 2008

America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States for 2008

America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States for 2008With 22 health measures, the fifty (50) states of America are ranked by United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention regarding their overall health status in 2008.

Below--Top 10 Healthiest and Unhealthiest States in the U.S.


Top 10 Healthiest States in America

1. Vermont
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 6
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 10
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 10
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 29
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 5
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 14
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 10
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 13



2. Hawaii
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 2
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 2
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 2
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 4
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 7
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 7
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 2
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 1


3. New Hampshire
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 14
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 10
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 11
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 1
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 16
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 32
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 19
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 28


4. Minnesota
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 24
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 17
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 4
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 7
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 9
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 3
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 1
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 11


5. Utah
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population):7
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 25
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 32
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 37
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 45
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 8
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 3
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 1


6. Massachusetts
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 2
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 19
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 1
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 8
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 1
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 19
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 9
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 25


7. Connecticut
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 2
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 26
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 6
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 3
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 6
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 8
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 11
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 19


8. Idaho
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 14
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 7
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 31
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 45
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 50
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 19
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 21
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 8


9. Maine
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 17
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 16
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 5
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 40
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 12
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 32
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 18
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 44


10. Washington
Prevalence of Obesity (percent of population): 23
Air Pollution (micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter): 18
Lack of Health Insurance (percent without health insurance): 16
Immunization Coverage (percent of children ages 19 to 35 months): 48
Primary Care Physicians (number per 100,000 population): 13
Poor Mental Health Days (days in previous 30 days): 19
Cardiovascular Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 13
Cancer Deaths (deaths per 100,000 population): 17


Top 10 Unhealthiest States in America

40. Alabama

41. Georgia

42. Nevada

43. Arkansas, Oklahoma

45. Florida

46. Texas

47. Tennessee

48. South Carolina

49. Mississippi

50. Louisiana


Source

America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States for 2008

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