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.