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Rhode Island has one of the nation’s highest mammogram and breast cancer rates. Yet, its rate of breast cancer death is lower than the national average – which shows that Rhode Island’s Women’s Cancer Screening Program, which since 1995 has provided more than 43,000 mammograms for low-income and uninsured women, is making a difference.
Women in Rhode Island also eat a healthier diet than most and rank #11 when it comes to the percentage of women with health insurance. All good news. The sad news: Rhode Island women are among the 10 most depressed in the country, with one in four women being treated for a depressive disorder at some time in their lives.
See where Rhode Island ranks on the health issues below. Remember, #1 is healthiest; #50 is least healthy.
|1||Tendency to binge drink||#38|
|2||Cases of breast cancer||#48|
|3||Cases of asthma||#49|
|4||Cases of lung cancer||#45|
|5||Get Pap smears||#17|
|6||Have health insurance||#11|
|7||Cases of skin cancer (melanoma)||#31|
|9||Cases of colorectal cancer||#18|
|10||Cases of ovarian cancer||#28|
|12||Cases of depression||#42|
|13||Die from gunshot wounds||No Statistical Data Available|
|14||Cases of cervical cancer||#9|
|15||Cases of heart disease||#35|
|7||Go to the dentist||#5|
|8||Cases of high cholesterol||#11|
|9||Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables||#15|
|11||Live the longest||#18|
|12||Cases of diabetes||#20|
|13||Cases of high blood pressure||#29|
|14||Are obese or overweight||#16|