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Health report puts Mississippi last in U.S.

Mississippi is once again categorized as the most unhealthy state.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 2:05 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi continues to be towards the bottom when it comes to overall health across the nation.

In America’s Health Ranking’s 2017 report, Mississippi came in a number 50 for overall health.

Alabama came in a number 47. Massachusetts was the healthiest.

According to the report, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Delaware have fewer than 45 dentists per 100,000 population.

The report shows a continued trend in concerning factors. This includes premature deaths, cardiovascular and drug-related deaths. 

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