How Healthy Are Women in Delaware?

Delaware is a leader in women with health insurance -- 87% have it (the national average is 80%). So it’s no surprise that women in Delaware do a good job making those appointments for preventive screenings such as mammograms, Pap smears and dental visits.

The only point where Delaware dips into worst-five-states territory -- skin cancer. Don’t forget the SPF, ladies!

See where Delaware ranks on the health issues below. Remember, #1 is healthiest; #50 is least healthy.


  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #41
2 Cases of breast cancer #39
3 Cases of asthma #40
4 Cases of lung cancer #36
5 Get Pap smears #19
6 Have health insurance #8
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #46
8 Get mammograms #2
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #17
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #25
11 Smoke cigarettes #21
12 Cases of depression #7
13 Die from gunshot wounds No Statistical Data Available
14 Cases of cervical cancer #38
15 Cases of heart disease #22
7 Go to the dentist #13
8 Cases of high cholesterol #33
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #22
10 Physically active #39
11 Live the longest #25
12 Cases of diabetes #29
13 Cases of high blood pressure #23
14 Are obese or overweight #24
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