Vermont Gets 'Healthiest State' Title

11/18/09 7:04AM

For the third year in a row, Vermont has been ranked the healthiest state in the country.

United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention say in their 20th edition of America's Health Rankings that Vermont is the healthiest state.

Vermont was ranked ninth for the lowest number of people lacking health insurance, second in both public health funding and in keeping its violent crime rate low, and fourth for fewest children living in poverty.

Vermont also had rates of smoking and obesity that were below the national averages.

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