Friday, December 11, 2015

Maine ranked 15th healthiest state

The United Health Foundation released America's Health Rankings last week. Maine ranked 15th overall, up five spots from last year. 
Highlights noted by the foundation include:
  • In the past year, immunizations among children aged 19 to 35 months increased 25 percent from 68.0 percent to 84.7 percent.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 15 percent from 23.3 percent to 19.7 percent of adults.
  • In the past five years, low birthweight increased 13 percent from 6.3 percent to 7.1 percent of live births.
  • In the past 20 years, infant mortality increased 13 percent from 6.2 to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased 46 percent from 408.0 to 218.7 per 100,000 population.

For more information, visit http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ME

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