10 Most Healthy States In America

December 13, 2014 9:37 PM

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Americans are by no means the healthiest people in the world. While there have been vast improvements in infant-mortality rates and smoking rates over the last several decades, the United States still struggles with obesity and diabetes in particular. Last year, the nation’s obesity rate increased to 29.4% of adults from 27.6% the year before.

The United Health Foundation’s 2014 Health Rankings report examined both determinants and health outcomes. It included such factors as healthy behaviors, quality of health care, health policy, the presence of diseases and deaths from illnesses across the nation. Health varies considerably between st...

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