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Reuters.com, Minnesota deemed healthiest, Louisiana worst

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Fresh off the Self.com report of our nations’ healthiest cities comes’ a Reuter’s report on the nations’ healthiest states. We are happy to report Vermont was ranked number 2, just behind Minnesota. Similar to the Self.com report, New England cities and states rank very well, while southern states tend to be found towards the bottom of the lists. Some of the factors this report was based on include; prevalence of obesity, smoking, infectious disease, cardiovascular deaths, infant mortality, child poverty, immunization rates, workplace deaths and auto deaths. Rounding out the bottom of the list is Louisiana, where Hurricane Katrina was a major factor.

-Nancy

Minnesota deemed healthiest, Louisiana worst
Tue Dec 5, 2006 2:35pm ET

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minnesota was deemed the healthiest U.S. state for the fourth year in a row, while Louisiana slumped into last place as the least healthy in annual state-by-state rankings released by on Tuesday.

Vermont placed second as it did in 2005 with New Hampshire, Hawaii and Connecticut rounding out the five healthiest states in the report by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit group formed by health care company UnitedHealth Group.

They were followed in order by Utah, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Maine and Wisconsin. (read more)

Self.com, Burlington Vermont rates #5 in the nation as healthiest city for women

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Self.com has published a report of the healthy and happiest cities for women. While our fair city didn’t rate as well as Honolulu, HI (#1) or as poor as Detroit, MI (#100), Burlington did come in  the top 5 with a respectable #5.  Last year, 2005 saw Burlington, VT rated #4 of the top 5. The report was based on 40 different  types  of criteria including; death and disease rates, obesity, smoking, exercise, environmental indicators, community resources and lifestyle habits.    

For the article and the details of this report, click here.

-Nancy

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