Weight Watchers Point List and State Health Rankings

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For a Weight Watchers Point List, visit the link shown below.

This page indicates the general overall health of a state's population, as compared to the populations of other U.S. states. Scroll down for state health rankings.

States are ranked here according to the general health of their populations. A state's "score" represents the percentage by which a state is above or below the national average.

These statistics were collected, analyzed and reported by the American Public Health Association. Apparently, Louisiana has officially replaced Mississippi as our nation's unhealthiest state, while Vermont tops the list for two years running.

For more states rankings, people stats, health info and other United States demographics, visit any of the links provided on this page.



1              VERMONT             24.8

2              HAWAII                21.6

3              NEW HAMPSHIRE   19.9

4              MINNESOTA          18.8

5              UTAH                    18.2

6              MASSACHUSETTS   17.7

7              CONNECTICUT        17.5

8              IDAHO                   16.1

9              MAINE                   15.3

10            WASHINGTON        14.9

11            RHODE ISLAND      14.0

12            NORTH DAKOTA     12.5

13            NEBRASKA             12.0

14            WYOMING              11.8

15            IOWA                     11.6

16            OREGON                11.3

17            WISCONSIN           10.3

18            NEW JERSEY            9.8

19            COLORADO              9.7

20            VIRGINIA                9.0

21            SOUTH DAKOTA       7.5

22            KANSAS                  6.7

23            MONTANA               6.5

24           CALIFORNIA             5.3

25           NEW YORK               3.8

26           MARYLAND               3.4

27           MICHIGAN                2.0

28           PENNSYLVANIA         2.0

29           NEW MEXICO            1.7

30           ALASKA                    1.3

31           ILLINOIS                   0.8

32           OHIO                        0.7

33           ARIZONA                  0.4

34           INDIANA                   0.6

35           DELAWARE               1.6

36           NORTH CAROLINA     3.2

37           KENTUCKY                3.6

38           MISSOURI                4.9

39          WEST VIRGINIA         5.0

40          ALABAMA                  7.0

41          GEORGIA                  7.8

42          NEVADA                    7.9

43          ARKANSAS                8.1

44          OKLAHOMA               8.1

45          FLORIDA                   8.9

46          TEXAS                      9.0

47          TENNESSEE              9.7

48          SOUTH CAROLINA   10.7

49          MISSISSIPPI           15.0

50          LOUISIANA             15.2


The American Heritage Dictionary defines Public Health as the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community through preventive medicine, health education, control of communicable diseases, application of sanitary measures, and monitoring of environmental hazards.

Occupations in the field of Public Health include Health Administrator, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, Emergency Service Technician, Program Developer and Educator, among many others.

Florence Nightingale was the first person to clearly demonstrate the connection between hygiene and healing.

Careers in Public Health often require a Masters Degree.

The five most commonly occurring health problems in America are Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes and Respiratory illnesses like Bronchitis and Emphysema.

Although women are more likely than men to suffer from clinical depression, men are more likely than women to commit suicide.

The average life expectancy for people living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is about 25 years less than the average life expectancy for residents of other parts of America.


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