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Top 5 Best & Worst States for Health

Where you live may affect your health

The report ranked all 50 states, from the healthiest to the unhealthiest, with Vermont nabbing top honors for 2012, extending its reign as the healthiest state to six years and counting.

Top 5 Healthiest States

  1. Vermont
  2. Hawaii
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Minnesota

Top 5 Unhealthiest States

  1. Mississippi and Louisiana (tie for 49th place)
  2. Arkansas
  3. West Virginia
  4. South Carolina


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By Anne-Marie Botek, Editor

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2:06AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Is there a full list available somewhere? None of the states on the list are remotely nearby.

8:06PM PST on Jan 5, 2013


8:40PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

It's so sad that all the worst states are in the South.

9:14PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

No surprise.

9:12AM PST on Dec 17, 2012


5:51PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

This doesn't surprise me at all.

6:45PM PST on Dec 15, 2012


2:44PM PST on Dec 15, 2012

It seems significant the the least healthy states are also among the poorest states with the poorest access to health care & the least ability to pay for proper nutrition.

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