Sunday, December 18, 2011

America's Health Rankings Releases Florida Findings

This report is compiled annually by United Health Foundation. The latest report shows Florida has improved its position to 33 overall. It was 37th last year and 35th in 2009. Florida's strengths include low air pollution and high rates of immunization according to the foundation. The study notes the following challenges:

  • High rate of uninsured population
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High geographic disparity within the state
It is further noted that smoking is down; about 13% of the state's residents smoke. Meanwhile obesity is up; over 22% of the population is obese with especially high rates among the non-Hispanic blacks at 38.8 percent

Click HERE to view the report.

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