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The Least Healthy States

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Nov• 17•09

America’s Health Ratings 2009 report ranks states according to overall healthiness.  Mississippi is the least healthy state and Vermont is the healthiest state.  The ranking methodology is available here.

The following states are the least healthy (starting with the least healthy):

  1. Mississippi
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Alabama
  4. Louisiana
  5. South Carolina
  6. Nevada
  7. Tennessee
  8. Georgia
  9. West Virginia
  10. Kentucky

The following states are the most healthy:

  1. Vermont
  2. Utah
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Hawaii
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Minnesota
  7. Connecticut
  8. Colorado
  9. Maine
  10. Rhode Island

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