N.H. Ranks Third In Overall Health

Dec 11, 2012

A new report from the Minnesota-based United Health Foundation ranks New Hampshire the third healthiest state in the nation.  That’s down a spot from last year. The report weights a variety of factors, including infant mortality, obesity, high school graduation rate and levels of violent crime.  Vermont ranked first in the nation for the sixth straight year. Mississippi and Louisiana were at the bottom of the list. Overall, researchers found that Americans are living longer-- but not necessarily healthier-- lives.  Conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes continue to impact quality of life for millions of Americans.