How Healthy Are Women in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, there’s no shame in tossing back a few cold ones. Wisconsin women have the highest binge drinking rate in the country.

If Wisconsin women are drinking more than most, it’s not to drown their sorrows: they’re among the least depressed in the country. Women here also get more exercise and are more likely than most to have health insurance. That’s may be why Wisconsin women are doing a good job getting regular Pap smears, mammograms and dental check-ups.

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

  Category State Rank
1 Tendency to binge drink #50
2 Cases of breast cancer #20
3 Cases of asthma #20
4 Cases of lung cancer No Statistical Data Available
5 Get Pap smears #8
6 Have health insurance #3
7 Cases of skin cancer (melanoma) No Statistical Data Available
8 Get mammograms #9
9 Cases of colorectal cancer No Statistical Data Available
10 Cases of ovarian cancer No Statistical Data Available
11 Smoke cigarettes #26
12 Cases of depression #10
13 Die from gunshot wounds #10
14 Cases of cervical cancer No Statistical Data Available
15 Cases of heart disease #27
7 Go to the dentist #6
8 Cases of high cholesterol #17
9 Eat 5 daily servings of fruits & vegetables #28
10 Physically active #7
11 Live the longest #15
12 Cases of diabetes #25
13 Cases of high blood pressure #29
14 Are obese or overweight #20
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