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Virginia Takes 26th Spot in America's Health Rankings

Dec. 11, 2013

Virginia has dropped four spots in America's Health Rankings, putting the state at 26th in the nation.

The United Health Foundation (UHF) says Virginia had low rates of drug deaths and violent crime, as well as a low percentage of children in poverty. Air pollution is also down over the past five years by 35 percent.

However, UHF rankings found more than 1.7-million Virginians are obese, 10.6 percent of residents have diabetes, and public health funding has decreased by nearly 60 percent in the past five years.

The top five healthiest states were Hawaii, Vermont, Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


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