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  • Healthiest States in America
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    Healthiest States in America

    One of the best metrics of success and happiness in a country is longevity. With life expectancy generally increasing in the world, it is helpful to know what factors contribute to a healthy and long life. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition points us in the right direction towards the pursuit of overall health.

    However, being healthy in every part of our lives and finding the resources to help us get there is not an easy task. As living in an environment conducive to better living is needed to produce health, Stacker has ranked the healthiest states in the U.S. using the America’s Health Rankings 2017 Annual Report.

    States are ranked by five metrics: behaviors, community, environmental policy, clinical care, and health outcomes. Find out if your state is as healthy as you think, and read here for more details about its current health condition.

  • #50. Mississippi
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    #50. Mississippi

    Score above/below the national norm: -1.04
    Behaviors rank: #49
    Community & environment rank: #44
    Policy rank: #47
    Clinical care rank: #50
    Health outcomes rank: #48



     

  • #49. Louisiana
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    #49. Louisiana

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.91
    Behaviors rank: #50
    Community & environment rank: #50
    Policy rank: #38
    Clinical care rank: #49
    Health outcomes rank: #43



     

  • #48. Arkansas
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    #48. Arkansas

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.77
    Behaviors rank: #45
    Community & environment rank: #42
    Policy rank: #27
    Clinical care rank: #48
    Health outcomes rank: #47



     

  • #47. Alabama
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    #47. Alabama

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.76
    Behaviors rank: #38
    Community & environment rank: #48
    Policy rank: #23
    Clinical care rank: #47
    Health outcomes rank: #49



     

  • #46. West Virginia
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    #46. West Virginia

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.70
    Behaviors rank: #48
    Community & environment rank: #36
    Policy rank: #12
    Clinical care rank: #44
    Health outcomes rank: #50



     

  • #45. Tennessee
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    #45. Tennessee

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.64
    Behaviors rank: #43
    Community & environment rank: #40
    Policy rank: #35
    Clinical care rank: #45
    Health outcomes rank: #44



     

  • #44. South Carolina
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    #44. South Carolina

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.61
    Behaviors rank: #42
    Community & environment rank: #46
    Policy rank: #44
    Clinical care rank: #46
    Health outcomes rank: #42



     

  • #43. Oklahoma
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    #43. Oklahoma

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.59
    Behaviors rank: #37
    Community & environment rank: #41
    Policy rank: #49
    Clinical care rank: #43
    Health outcomes rank: #45



     

  • #42. Kentucky
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    #42. Kentucky

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.51
    Behaviors rank: #47
    Community & environment rank: #26
    Policy rank: #16
    Clinical care rank: #39
    Health outcomes rank: #46



     

  • #41. Georgia
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    #41. Georgia

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.43
    Behaviors rank: #35
    Community & environment rank: #39
    Policy rank: #33
    Clinical care rank: #42
    Health outcomes rank: #37



     

  • #40. Missouri
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    #40. Missouri

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.42
    Behaviors rank: #39
    Community & environment rank: #35
    Policy rank: #42
    Clinical care rank: #41
    Health outcomes rank: #40



     

  • #39. Ohio
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    #39. Ohio

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.41
    Behaviors rank: #46
    Community & environment rank: #33
    Policy rank: #24
    Clinical care rank: #40
    Health outcomes rank: #39



     

  • #38. Indiana
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    #38. Indiana

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.36
    Behaviors rank: #40
    Community & environment rank: #27
    Policy rank: #32
    Clinical care rank: #37
    Health outcomes rank: #41



     

  • #37. Nevada
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    #37. Nevada

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.29
    Behaviors rank: #32
    Community & environment rank: #32
    Policy rank: #43
    Clinical care rank: #35
    Health outcomes rank: #35



     

  • #36. New Mexico
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    #36. New Mexico

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.25
    Behaviors rank: #36
    Community & environment rank: #47
    Policy rank: #31
    Clinical care rank: #36
    Health outcomes rank: #32



     

  • #35. Michigan
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    #35. Michigan

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.21
    Behaviors rank: #44
    Community & environment rank: #29
    Policy rank: #18
    Clinical care rank: #30
    Health outcomes rank: #38



     

  • #34. Texas
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    #34. Texas

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.19
    Behaviors rank: #15
    Community & environment rank: #37
    Policy rank: #50
    Clinical care rank: #38
    Health outcomes rank: #27



     

  • #33. North Carolina
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    #33. North Carolina

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.18
    Behaviors rank: #26
    Community & environment rank: #31
    Policy rank: #30
    Clinical care rank: #31
    Health outcomes rank: #36



     

  • #32. Florida
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    #32. Florida

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.15
    Behaviors rank: #28
    Community & environment rank: #28
    Policy rank: #46
    Clinical care rank: #32
    Health outcomes rank: #30



     

  • #31. Arizona
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    #31. Arizona

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.11
    Behaviors rank: #25
    Community & environment rank: #45
    Policy rank: #40
    Clinical care rank: #33
    Health outcomes rank: #25



     

  • #30. Delaware
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    #30. Delaware

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.10
    Behaviors rank: #30
    Community & environment rank: #34
    Policy rank: #5
    Clinical care rank: #28
    Health outcomes rank: #34



     

  • #29. Alaska
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    #29. Alaska

    Score above/below the national norm: -0.07
    Behaviors rank: #40
    Community & environment rank: #49
    Policy rank: #45
    Clinical care rank: #34
    Health outcomes rank: #13



     

  • #28. Pennsylvania
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    #28. Pennsylvania

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.01
    Behaviors rank: #31
    Community & environment rank: #30
    Policy rank: #13
    Clinical care rank: #24
    Health outcomes rank: #31



     

  • #27. Illinois
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    #27. Illinois

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.03
    Behaviors rank: #23
    Community & environment rank: #38
    Policy rank: #21
    Clinical care rank: #27
    Health outcomes rank: #28



     

  • #26. Wyoming
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    #26. Wyoming

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.07
    Behaviors rank: #34
    Community & environment rank: #7
    Policy rank: #48
    Clinical care rank: #29
    Health outcomes rank: #19



     

  • #25. Kansas
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    #25. Kansas

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.12
    Behaviors rank: #22
    Community & environment rank: #24
    Policy rank: #28
    Clinical care rank: #25
    Health outcomes rank: #22



     

  • #24. South Dakota
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    #24. South Dakota

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.20
    Behaviors rank: #21
    Community & environment rank: #25
    Policy rank: #37
    Clinical care rank: #26
    Health outcomes rank: #6



     

  • #23. Maine
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    #23. Maine

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.21
    Behaviors rank: #29
    Community & environment rank: #8
    Policy rank: #22
    Clinical care rank: #15
    Health outcomes rank: #33



     

  • #22. Montana
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    #22. Montana

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.23
    Behaviors rank: #16
    Community & environment rank: #23
    Policy rank: #41
    Clinical care rank: #23
    Health outcomes rank: #12



     

  • #21. Wisconsin
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    #21. Wisconsin

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.27
    Behaviors rank: #23
    Community & environment rank: #21
    Policy rank: #9
    Clinical care rank: #21
    Health outcomes rank: #21



     

  • #20. Oregon
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    #20. Oregon

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.30
    Behaviors rank: #27
    Community & environment rank: #16
    Policy rank: #34
    Clinical care rank: #17
    Health outcomes rank: #24



     

  • #19. Virginia
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    #19. Virginia

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.30
    Behaviors rank: #8
    Community & environment rank: #6
    Policy rank: #39
    Clinical care rank: #19
    Health outcomes rank: #23



     

  • #18. North Dakota
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    #18. North Dakota

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.33
    Behaviors rank: #33
    Community & environment rank: #14
    Policy rank: #14
    Clinical care rank: #22
    Health outcomes rank: #5



     

  • #17. California
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    #17. California

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.35
    Behaviors rank: #2
    Community & environment rank: #43
    Policy rank: #29
    Clinical care rank: #18
    Health outcomes rank: #15



     

  • #16. Maryland
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    #16. Maryland

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.36
    Behaviors rank: #7
    Community & environment rank: #22
    Policy rank: #17
    Clinical care rank: #13
    Health outcomes rank: #26



     

  • #15. Iowa
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    #15. Iowa

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.38
    Behaviors rank: #18
    Community & environment rank: #17
    Policy rank: #11
    Clinical care rank: #20
    Health outcomes rank: #7



     

  • #14. Idaho
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    #14. Idaho

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.38
    Behaviors rank: #11
    Community & environment rank: #11
    Policy rank: #25
    Clinical care rank: #14
    Health outcomes rank: #17



     

  • #13. Nebraska
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    #13. Nebraska

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.40
    Behaviors rank: #19
    Community & environment rank: #18
    Policy rank: #19
    Clinical care rank: #16
    Health outcomes rank: #8



     

  • #12. New Jersey
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    #12. New Jersey

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.47
    Behaviors rank: #6
    Community & environment rank: #12
    Policy rank: #26
    Clinical care rank: #12
    Health outcomes rank: #18



     

  • #11. Rhode Island
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    #11. Rhode Island

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.47
    Behaviors rank: #17
    Community & environment rank: #13
    Policy rank: #3
    Clinical care rank: #7
    Health outcomes rank: #29



     

  • #10. New York
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    #10. New York

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.51
    Behaviors rank: #13
    Community & environment rank: #18
    Policy rank: #8
    Clinical care rank: #10
    Health outcomes rank: #16



     

  • #9. Washington
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    #9. Washington

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.52
    Behaviors rank: #12
    Community & environment rank: #20
    Policy rank: #15
    Clinical care rank: #11
    Health outcomes rank: #11



     

  • #8. New Hampshire
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    #8. New Hampshire

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.62
    Behaviors rank: #20
    Community & environment rank: #1
    Policy rank: #7
    Clinical care rank: #5
    Health outcomes rank: #20



     

  • #7. Colorado
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    #7. Colorado

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.62
    Behaviors rank: #9
    Community & environment rank: #5
    Policy rank: #20
    Clinical care rank: #9
    Health outcomes rank: #3



     

  • #6. Minnesota
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    #6. Minnesota

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.68
    Behaviors rank: #14
    Community & environment rank: #10
    Policy rank: #10
    Clinical care rank: #8
    Health outcomes rank: #1



     

  • #5. Connecticut
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    #5. Connecticut

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.70
    Behaviors rank: #4
    Community & environment rank: #15
    Policy rank: #6
    Clinical care rank: #4
    Health outcomes rank: #10



     

  • #4. Utah
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    #4. Utah

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.73
    Behaviors rank: #1
    Community & environment rank: #9
    Policy rank: #35
    Clinical care rank: #6
    Health outcomes rank: #2



     

  • #3. Vermont
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    #3. Vermont

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.79
    Behaviors rank: #10
    Community & environment rank: #2
    Policy rank: #2
    Clinical care rank: #2
    Health outcomes rank: #14



     

  • #2. Hawaii
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    #2. Hawaii

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.85
    Behaviors rank: #5
    Community & environment rank: #4
    Policy rank: #4
    Clinical care rank: #3
    Health outcomes rank: #4



     

  • #1. Massachusetts
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    #1. Massachusetts

    Score above/below the national norm: 0.92
    Behaviors rank: #3
    Community & environment rank: #3
    Policy rank: #1
    Clinical care rank: #1
    Health outcomes rank: #9



     

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