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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Maryland leaps 8 spots in healthiest state rankings

Maryland is the 16th healthiest state in the country, according to a report by United Health Foundation.

Maryland moved up eight spots in the foundation's annual America's Health Rankings report. The state ranked 24th last year. The report credited Maryland's move up in the rankings to improvements in smoking, immunizations and physician availability.

America's Health Rankings evaluates states for health indicators and outcomes such as smoking, violent crime, diabetes and premature death. The report is published jointly by United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. Hawaii took the top spot on the list of healthiest states; Mississippi came in last.



Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's because so many Maryland residents work for the gummint and have cadillac insurance plans and lots of money.
I'm sure there's a cause-and-effect relationship there.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that like its a bad thing? You just sound bitter.

Unknown said...

I'd agree with 10:19. It is most likely a case of spurious precision of data and a statistically insignificant sampled population. The people who have the money to afford the cadillac plan also probably have the ability to work for 4 hours a week and be healthy the rest of the time or the other possibility is that the unhealthy can not afford insurance under obama care and thus are not included in the statistical figures outlined in the data compiled to come up with this erroneous metric.