There’s bad news for Nevada in the annual edition of America’s Health Rankings.
The Silver State’s overall health is among the worst in the nation. The survey ranks Nevada in 47th place, down two from last year, due to such factors as low funding for public health, limited access to early prenatal care, and a low high school graduation rate. On the positive side, Nevada has a low rate of preventable hospitalizations and low levels of air pollution. America’s Health Rankings says while fewer Nevadans are smoking these days, more of us could stand to lose some weight. Vermont was the top state for health in the 21st annual survey, while Mississippi ranked at the bottom.
To learn more, KXNT Morning News spoke to Dr. Linda Johnson, the President of Southwest Medical Associates.