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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Healty States/Unhealthy States

Well, perhaps the latest study by United Health Foundation does not provide the same excitement as the red state/blue state divide, but in case you were wondering about the overall health of your state, you may want to check their latest survey results.   As reported in the Washington Post,

Minnesota is the nation's healthiest state, while Louisiana is the least healthy, a ranking it has held for 14 of the last 15 years of a national survey, officials said.

The annual report sponsored by the United Health Foundation weighs such factors as health insurance coverage, heart disease rates, total and infant mortality rates, the rate of motor vehicle deaths, high school graduation rates, childhood poverty, and public health spending.

CNN also provides some further details.

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