Minnesota Is The 3rd Healthiest State
Are you surprised? Or maybe you’re just wondering how Minnesota managed to rank number three in a list of healthiest states, according to Health.com.
Each year, the United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association team up to rank the health of the states using a wide range of criteria, including concrete health measures (such as cancer deaths and diabetes rates), lifestyle factors (smoking and alcohol use), and broad quality-of-life indicators (air pollution, violent crime).
Minnesota looks pretty good at third on the list. Here’s what they had to say about our great state:
Low prevalences of physical inactivity and diabetes
High rate of high school graduation
Low rates of premature death and cardiovascular disease deaths
High prevalence of binge drinking
Low per capita health funding
Low immunization coverage among children
If you’re wondering how other states measure up, read the full story here.