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Alaska is 29th in state health ranking

15 December 2017, 01:24 | Sammy Green

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"This year, the report reveals that the nation is facing serious public health challenges, including rising rates of premature death and an uneven concentration of key health care providers", the report reads.

Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and CT rank as the five most beneficial states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and MS rank the slightest solid in America's Health Rankings, as indicated by the report by the United Health Foundation.

North Dakota was the state to experience the greatest drop in rankings, seven places to No. 18, showing poor rankings in rates of smoking, salmonella infection and immunizations among children in the past year.

Some states are dramatically healthier than others in America, and according to a study, CT is one of them.

The Bay State obtained the distinction in part due to possessing the reasonable percentage of uninsured residents at just 2.7% of the population, plus a meager pervasiveness of bulk and a vast numeral of mental health contributors. In the bottom five, MS and Louisiana in particular have major health challenges, such as high levels of smoking, obesity and children in poverty, according to the study.

MA has been climbing in the rankings since the first report was released in 1990, according to the United Health Foundation. For example, Massachusetts, which ranked as the healthiest states, reported a 69% increase in the drug death rate from 2012 to 2017.


This most recent report demonstrates that the country's wellbeing general is deteriorating. Premature death, defined as deaths before the age of 75, in addition to cardiovascular and drug deaths are on the rise as well.

That expansion is driven partially by sedate passings, which expanded 7% amid that time, and cardiovascular passings, which went up 2%.

As the report notes, the United States ranks 27th in life expectancy among the 35 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Data is based on statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and the Health Services and Resource Administration, among other federal and private agencies throughout the U.S. "We need to do a time out and figure out how to do this better".

The third is for the federal government to take 10 steps to reduce the opioid epidemic, including more cautious prescribing of drugs by doctors.



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