How Healthy Are Women in Missouri

The amount of people who smoke and have lung cancer in Missouri is surprisingly high given the fact that the rates of other cancers in the state have remained relatively low. Some good news: Missouri women have one of the lowest rates of ovarian cancer in the nation.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #23
2 Cases of breast cancer #30
3 Cases of asthma #24
4 Cases of lung cancer #44
5 Get Pap smears #38
6 Have health insurance #24
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #16
8 Get mammograms #37
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #29
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #5
11 Smoke cigarettes #44
12 Cases of depression #34
13 Die from gunshot wounds #24
14 Cases of cervical cancer #32
15 Cases of heart disease #31
7 Go to the dentist #43
8 Cases of high cholesterol #34
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #30
10 Physically active #25
11 Live the longest #37
12 Cases of diabetes #36
13 Cases of high blood pressure #35
14 Are obese or overweight #31
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