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Overall Health

UnitedHealth Foundation ranks the overall health of states using a composite measure that looks at determinants such as environmental factors, public health policies and environmental factors, insurance coverage, and clinical care. It also looks at outcomes such as mental health, infant mortality, diabetes incidence, and cardiovascular deaths.

In 2015, Minnesota was ranked 4th after being 6th in the prior year. Noted challenges in the most recent ranking were high prevalence of binge drinking, low immunization rate among adult males for HPV, and relatively low per capita public health spending. Strengths highlighted were a low rate of cardiovascular deaths and a low uninsurance rate.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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