5 healthiest, unhealthiest states of 2018

Megan Knowles - Print  | 

Hawaii is the highest-ranked state for overall health in 2018 while Louisiana is the lowest-ranked state, according to a report from the United Health Foundation.

The annual America's Health Rankings report assesses the country's health state by state. To determine the overall health rankings, the report analyzed a set of behaviors, community and environmental conditions, policies, clinical care and outcomes data. The report examines 35 core measures in these categories.

The five highest-ranked states for overall health in 2018:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Connecticut
  4. Vermont
  5. Utah

The five lowest ranked-states for overall health in 2018:

  1. Arkansas
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Alabama
  4. Mississippi
  5. Louisiana

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