BurlingtonFreePress.com, Vermont ranked #1 in health

BurlingtonFreePress.com, Vermont ranked #1 in health

Vermonters rank as the nation’s healthiest, according to an article in today’s Burlington Free Press. Vermonters have long prided themselves as an active, outdoorsy bunch, who might be as easily found scaling a 1,800 ft cliff-side as sipping free coffee in a local rest stop. This new distinction of ‘Healthiest Americans,’ which adds much to the treasured Vermont mystique, comes as the result of the state's long-term, coordinated efforts in the areas of prenatal care, pediatric care, treatment of chronic diseases, cigarette smoking, and teen pregnancy.  

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Vermont ranked #1 in health

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
By Terri Hallenbeck
Free Press Staff Writer

Vermonters have a healthier way about them than anybody else in the country, a national health group declared Monday in boosting the state's health ranking from second last year to first in the nation.

Some 20 factors added up to Vermont's place on the top of the heap for the first time, including a relatively low percentage of people who smoke, are obese and live in poverty. Couple that with the state's high percentage of people who graduate from high school, have access to health insurance and obtain prenatal care, and Vermont topped the list.  (read more)

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