Which States are Most and Least Healthy in the U.S.?

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Vermont is the healthiest state in the country yet again, marking its sixth consecutive year in the top spot, according to a report from America's Health Rankings.

The rankings are based on data from several federal and reputable sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dartmouth Atlas Project. The rankings are also based on a unique methodology, which focuses on human behaviors, environmental factors, healthcare policies and clinical care. The ranking is developed and annually reviewed by a committee of leading public health scholars.

Here are the rankings for all 50 states for 2012.
Scores indicate the weighted number of standard deviations a state is above or below the national norm.

1. Vermont: 1.196
2. Hawaii: 0.977
3. New Hampshire: 0.897
4. Massachusetts: 0.879
5. Minnesota: 0.821
6. Connecticut: 0.820
7. Utah: 0.805
8. New Jersey:0.643
9. Maine: 0.621
10. Rhode Island: 0.587
11. Colorado:0.549
12. North Dakota: 0.543
13. Oregon:0.527
13. Washington: 0.527
15. Nebraska: 0.514
16. Wisconsin: 0.486
17. Idaho: 0.425
18. New York: 0.398
19. Maryland: 0.336
20. Iowa: 0.299
21. Virginia: 0.268
22. California: 0.262
23. Wyoming: 0.236
24. Kansas: 0.152
25. Arizona: 0.139
26. Pennsylvania: 0.104
27. South Dakota: 0.091
28. Alaska: 0.083
29. Montana: 0.037
30. Illinois: -0.059
31. Delaware: -0.063
32. New Mexico:-0.069
33. North Carolina: -0.105
34. Florida: -0.138
35. Ohio: -0.245
36. Georgia: -0.261
37. Michigan: -0.269
38. Nevada: -0.280
39. Tennessee: -0.317
40. Texas: -0.328
41. Indiana: -0.341
42. Missouri: -0.403
43. Oklahoma: -0.464
44. Kentucky: -0.470
45. Alabama: -.0521
46. South Carolina: -0.535
47. West Virginia: -0.655
48. Arkansas: -0.717
49. Louisiana: -0.938
49. Mississippi: -0.938

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