How Healthy Are Women in Vermont?

What should women in Vermont brag about the most? That they have the nation’s lowest rate of cervical cancer? The tons of exercise they get? That most of them have health insurance? The fact that they have the healthiest diet in the country? Hard to choose!

One thing women here should be doing more of: Slathering on some sunblock. Vermont has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the country.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #45
2 Cases of breast cancer #31
3 Cases of asthma #50
4 Cases of lung cancer #47
5 Get Pap smears #22
6 Have health insurance #3
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #49
8 Get mammograms #12
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #10
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #17
11 Smoke cigarettes #10
12 Cases of depression #46
13 Die from gunshot wounds No Statistical Data Available
14 Cases of cervical cancer #1
15 Cases of heart disease #17
7 Go to the dentist #11
8 Cases of high cholesterol #7
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #1
10 Physically active #3
11 Live the longest #18
12 Cases of diabetes #4
13 Cases of high blood pressure #7
14 Are obese or overweight #7
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