New York 11th Healthiest State in America, Report Finds

New York 11th Healthiest State in America, Report Finds

NEW YORK, January 24, 2020 — New York is the eleventh healthiest state in America, reports financial news website in a new report out today.  24/7 examined the 20 healthiest state in America from the United Health Foundation’s 2019 Health Rankings report.  24/7 included factors such as healthy behaviors, quality of health care, health policy, the presence of diseases, and deaths from illnesses across the nation.  Click HERE to read the full article and HERE for the healthiest states in America. 

11. New York
> Premature death rate (per 100,000): 5,830 (3rd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.6% (9th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 12.8% (6th lowest)
> Median household income: $67,844 (14th highest)

New York has the third highest number of doctors per capita, which is one factor that helps it rank among the healthiest states. There are 230.7 primary care physicians per 100,000 people in the Empire State, compared to a rate of 159.6 doctors nationwide. According to the United Health Foundation, a large number of general practitioners in an area may lead to better health outcomes and reductions in health disparities across population subgroups.

10 Healthiest States in America

  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Hawaii
  4. Connecticut
  5. Utah
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Minnesota
  8. New Jersey
  9. Washington
  10. Colorado
  11. New York
  12. California
  13. Rhode Island
  14. North Dakota
  15. Virginia
  16. Idaho
  17. Nebraska
  18. Maryland
  19. Wyoming
  20. Iowa

Click HERE for the full list of the 20 healthiest states.    

New York ranks among the healthiest states also because of the amount of money it spends on public health. New York spends an average of $148 per person on public health annually, the fifth most of any state.

Money is also a factor in determining health. The healthiest states are often among the nation’s wealthiest, and only two of the 20 healthiest states have a median household income under the national median in 2018.

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