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America's Health Rankings Releases Florida Findings Print E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Herschler   
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 20:17

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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