Annual Report: Here is the Healthiest (and Least Healthy) State in the U.S.

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According to a new report by the United Health Foundation, Hawaii is once again ranked the healthiest state in the U.S. this year, and Louisiana comes in last. The report comes out annually and this is the 29th year it comes out.

Though Hawaii had ranked top for several years in a row, last year it was beat out by Massachusetts, but it’s back up to number one.

Experts of the report said that every state has strengths and weaknesses where they could use improvement, but that overall, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Utah were ranked the top five.

The analysis takes 35 health factors into consideration every year, including public policy at state level, clinical care, the environment and much more.

The analysis also provides a glimpse into some of the most concerning health problems in states, and researchers noted that this year obesity has hit an “all-time high” reaching over 30 percent for the adult population.

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