The 5 healthiest and least healthy states

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Hawaii is the healthiest of the United States and Louisiana is the least healthy in 2015, according to data from United Health Foundation.

To illustrate how public health varies across the U.S., UHF's America's Health Ranking report examines various determinants and health outcomes that contribute to positive and poor public health. UHF analyzed factors such as health behaviors, quality of healthcare, health policy, the presence of diseases and preventable deaths in each state, with considerable variation observed between states.  

Here is a deeper look into the five healthiest and least healthy states.

Healthiest states

1. Hawaii is the healthiest state for the fourth consecutive year, according to the UHF.

2. Vermont

3. Massachusetts

4. Minnesota

5. New Hampshire

The least healthy states

50. Louisiana

49. Mississippi

48. Arkansas

47. West Virginia

46. Alabama

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