How Healthy Are Women in Virginia?

Virginia needs to change its state motto to “Virginia Is for Lovers of Fruits & Veggies.” Women here have one of the healthiest diets in the country. They’re also smart about other preventative measures: getting annual Pap smears and mammograms, and going to the dentist.

If there’s one big area for improvement, it’s this: at 11%, women’s diabetes rates are among the nation’s highest.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #33
2 Cases of breast cancer #33
3 Cases of asthma #27
4 Cases of lung cancer #19
5 Get Pap smears #6
6 Have health insurance #21
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) #12
8 Get mammograms #13
9 Cases of colorectal cancer #13
10 Cases of ovarian cancer #40
11 Smoke cigarettes #32
12 Cases of depression #6
13 Die from gunshot wounds #15
14 Cases of cervical cancer #7
15 Cases of heart disease #17
7 Go to the dentist #8
8 Cases of high cholesterol #7
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #4
10 Physically active #21
11 Live the longest #28
12 Cases of diabetes #43
13 Cases of high blood pressure #16
14 Are obese or overweight #24
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