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Rankings put Wisconsin as 20th healthiest state

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The latest “America’s Health Rankings” report from the United Health Foundation ranks Wisconsin the 20th healthiest state in the U.S.

The annual ranking shows the state scored well in high school graduation rates, health insurance and several other key factors.

However, Dr. Rhonda Randall with the foundation says the state scored low in several areas, including dead last for binge drinking. Another area of concern, both at home and nationally, is obesity and diabetes.

While the diabetes rate has gone up nationally, Wisconsin did very well in the diabetes category, ranking 10th overall in this year’s ranking.

As for the healthiest state in the Union, Hawaii ranked at the top of the list, followed by Vermont and our neighbors to the west, Minnesota. 

You can see the full report here.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)