Maine is One of the Ten Healthiest States in the Country
A report released by United Health Group's nonprofit, the United Health Foundation, in association with the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention, has ranked Maine as the ninth healthiest state in the country.
The report also shows that 27.8 percent of all Americans are obese and 9.5 percent have diabetes. The report also showed that Americans, on a whole, are dying less from cancer and heart-related causes.
Maine ranked 9th in this year's report, up from number 10 in 2011. Vermont was ranked the number one healthiest state. All six New England states were ranked in the top ten. Vermont was number one, New Hampshire number three, Massachusetts at number four, Connecticut at number six, Maine number nine and Rhode Island at number ten. There was a tie for the least healthiest state between Louisiana and Mississippi. To view the complete report, click here.