December 19, 2013 — United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings report has ranked U.S. states according to their health and includes visits to the dentist in its data.
The healthiest states have a higher concentration of dentists, and their residents visited the dentist more often than those in the unhealthiest states, according to an article by USA Today. Overall, Hawaii was named the healthiest, while Mississippi was ranked the least healthy.
The healthiest states were the wealthiest, with incomes above the national median, while the three poorest states by median income, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, were the least healthy. The unhealthier states had more smokers as well….
Report ranks U.S. states’ health, includes dentist visits