Healthiest States, 2010

The following table shows the healthiest states in the U.S. during 2009 and 2010. The Healthiest State designation is awarded on the basis of 22 factors chosen by the United Health Foundation. These include predictors of future health such as smoking and exercising, and events that have already occurred, like death or violent crime. Scores for each state are determined by gathering data from a variety of public and private databases, and calculating how much each state performs against the national average for each measure

2010 rank State 2009 rank
1. Vermont 1.
2. Massachusetts 3.
3. New Hampshire 4.
4. Connecticut 7.
5. Hawaii 5.
6. Minnesota 6.
7. Utah 2.
8. Maine 9.
9. Idaho 14.
10. Rhode Island 10.

Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.