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How Does your State Rank in the Healthiest States Report?

The best and worst states for good health across the nation in 2019.

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Each year, the United Health Foundation compares all fifty states and ranks them from most healthy to least healthy. The 2019 rankings are out, and according to America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, here is how the nifty fifty fair.

1. Vermont

2. Massachusetts

3. Hawaii

4. Connecticut

5. Utah

6. New Hampshire

7. Minnesota

8. New Jersey

9. Washington

10. Colorado

11. New York

12. California

13. Rhode Island

14. North Dakota

15. Virginia

16. Idaho

17. Nebraska

18. Maryland

19. Wyoming

20. Iowa

21. Maine

22. Oregon

23. Wisconsin

24. Montana

25. South Dakota

26. Illinois

27. Alaska

28. Pennsylvania

29. Kansas

30. Delaware

31. Arizona

32. Michigan

33. Florida

34. Texas

35. Nevada

36. North Carolina

37. New Mexico

38. Ohio

39. Missouri

40. Georgia

41. Indiana

42. South Carolina

43. Kentucky

44. Tennessee

45. West Virginia 

46. Oklahoma

47. Alabama

48. Arkansas

49. Louisiana

50. Mississippi


The report takes into consideration various factors, including behaviors such as drinking, smoking, and access to clean water, as well as policy, healthcare, and crime rates.

All in all, Utah and Idaho are in a pretty good standing when each is compared to the other states.

Related:How Do You Compare to the Average Idahoan?

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