How Healthy Are Women in Nebraska?

“Happy Hour” is no foreign concept to Nebraska women, who have the second-to-worst binge drinking rate in the country. Nebraska fares relatively well in its rates of diabetes, asthma, lung and ovarian cancers though.

Women in Nebraska also rank better than most when it comes to heart disease and two of its important risk factors: high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #49
2 Cases of breast cancer #42
3 Cases of asthma #8
4 Cases of lung cancer #9
5 Get Pap smears #35
6 Have health insurance #15
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #22
8 Get mammograms #34
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #44
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #7
11 Smoke cigarettes #18
12 Cases of depression #24
13 Die from gunshot wounds No Statistical Data Available
14 Cases of cervical cancer #32
15 Cases of heart disease #22
7 Go to the dentist #23
8 Cases of high cholesterol #21
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #35
10 Physically active #24
11 Live the longest #21
12 Cases of diabetes #13
13 Cases of high blood pressure #14
14 Are obese or overweight #28
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