The Healthiest State

An annual report finds Minnesota to be the healthiest state for the fourth straight year.

But overall, the nation is not so healthy.

The United Health Foundation report says Americans are just 0.3% healthier than they were a year ago.

The group says factors contributing to the slowed growth include tobacco use, infant mortality, and increasing obesity.

The foundation's Senior Vice President, Dr. Reed Tuckson, says the report is a call to action to make the nation healthier. "We can do better and our children deserve better. And what we are trying to do by the release of this report is to focus the attention of the nation in a much more active conversation about how we mobilize national resources to try to give our kids a better chance."

Vermont is second on the list of health rankings, followed by New Hampshire, Hawaii and Connecticut.

Indiana ranked 33rd.

The report listed Louisiana as the least healthy state.


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