Ten healthiest/least healthy states in the U.S. (just a fun FYI)

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  1. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    (Things like immunizing babies, lack of smoking, exercise, low obesity, etc. were taken into consideration)
    1. Hawaii
    2. Vermont
    3. Massachusetts
    4. Minnesota
    5. New Hampshire
    6. Connecticut
    7. Utah
    8. Colorado
    9. Washington

    Least Healthy:
    1. Indiana
    2. S. Carolina
    3. Tennessee
    4. Kentucky
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Alabama
    7. W. Virginia
    8. Arkansas
    9. Mississippi
  2. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    Well I'm from one of the worst and live in one of the best. I guess I am moving up in this world! LOL
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    I recall about five years ago hearing Hawaiians had very high rates of obesity and related health problems. I guess things changed a LOT!
    Interesting list!
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I guess California is hanging right there in the middle!
  5. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Native Hawaiians do have health problems but make up only 10% of the population in the islands. There is a continuing resurgence in the culture and language of the Hawaiians. Many are returning to their roots and eating the healthier diet of their ancestors. When discoverers came to these islands, they remarked at the athleticism and grace of these people. It is good to know that the younger folk are working to reverse the trend of obesity. Studies attribute that to the change from a diet of fish, sweet potato, taro and greens to highly processed foods (cheaper).
    Sorry got me on a tangent! My hubs is Hawaiian- Chinese.
    Thanks for the statistics SWOT!