New York Is The 10th Healthiest State
Feeling healthy? You are not alone. New York is a very healthy place.
The United Health Foundation publishes the state-by-state America’s Health Rankings report. NBC reports that New York came in at 10th place:
The report credited Connecticut and New York with having 200 primary care physicians per 100,000 people."
Even though New York had the highest cardiovascular death rate in the tri-state at 257.6 per 100,000, it also had the lowest premature death rate – 5,701 per 100,000 – and was tied with New Jersey for the lowest infant mortality rate at 4.6 per 1,000 live births.
New York made the largest five-year gain of all 50 states, jumping from a rank of 40th healthiest state in the nation in 1990, to 18th in 2012, to 10th in 2017.
Enjoy that wonderful New York air.