How healthy is living in California? A little bit more healthy than in 2010!
Here is a recent study as published at healthinsurance.org/california
California climbed two spots from its #26 ranking in 2010, and is now ranked as the 24th healthiest state to live in, according to the 2011 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
The good news:
Smoking has been on the decline in California, falling by 20 percent over the past decade (though nearly 3.4 million adults still smoke).
The bad news:
- The number of obese Californians has risen by 2 million over the past decade. More than 6.9 million California adults are now obese.
- Diabetes among adults has also risen over the past decade, from 6.8 percent to 8.6 percent of adults.
- The percentage of children in poverty has increased from 18.5 percent to 23 percent over the past five years.
California's best and worst category rankings:
Smoking – 2nd
Early Prenatal Care – 3rd
Occupational Fatalities – 4th
Infant Mortality – 5th
Lack of Health Insurance – 45th
Air Pollution – 50th