Ensuring the health and wellbeing of its citizens is a top priority for any nation. In the United States, the state of public health varies from region to region, with different factors contributing to the overall health status of each state. From healthcare accessibility to lifestyle choices, numerous elements shape the health outcomes of individuals and communities.
According to the latest Health Index Score (2023) data, several key findings emerge regarding the healthiest states in the United States:
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To determine the healthiest states the 50 states were compared across five key categories:
Each of these was defined via individual metrics that were representation of the category. There was a total of 53 metrics which are listed below. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 being the max. Each metric had states scores distributed from 0 to 100.
Finally, each state’s weighted average was determined across all metrics to calculate category scores. These were then summed to generate the final rank order of the states.