How Healthy Are Women in New Hampshire?

Women in New Hampshire have some of the lowest rates of diabetes and heart disease in the nation. Maybe their better-than-most rates of eating fruits and vegetables and exercising have something to do with that?

The state also has one of the highest mammogram rates in the country, which may explain why it also has one of the highest rates of breast cancer. But as a silver lining, it also has one of the lowest rates of breast cancer deaths (unlike Nevada) -- early detection, people.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #28
2 Cases of breast cancer #47
3 Cases of asthma #45
4 Cases of lung cancer #36
5 Get Pap smears #12
6 Have health insurance #11
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #40
8 Get mammograms #8
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #13
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #18
11 Smoke cigarettes #23
12 Cases of depression #37
13 Die from gunshot wounds No Statistical Data Available
14 Cases of cervical cancer #4
15 Cases of heart disease #5
7 Go to the dentist #6
8 Cases of high cholesterol #35
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #3
10 Physically active #6
11 Live the longest #16
12 Cases of diabetes #5
13 Cases of high blood pressure #20
14 Are obese or overweight #13
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