How Healthy Are Women in Minnesota

Minnesotan women, on average, live until they are 83.3 years old! That’s second longest only after Hawaii. It could be because they’re so great at keeping their cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure in check.

If they remember to pick up sunscreen and put down the bottle, they might actually beat Hawaii next year.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #44
2 Cases of breast cancer #38
3 Cases of asthma #10
4 Cases of lung cancer #13
5 Get Pap smears #2
6 Have health insurance #3
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #48
8 Get mammograms #6
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #30
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #26
11 Smoke cigarettes #14
12 Cases of depression #9
13 Die from gunshot wounds #5
14 Cases of cervical cancer #11
15 Cases of heart disease #17
7 Go to the dentist #3
8 Cases of high cholesterol #1
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #33
10 Physically active #16
11 Live the longest #2
12 Cases of diabetes #3
13 Cases of high blood pressure #3
14 Are obese or overweight #8
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