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Healthiest States, 2008

The following table shows the healthiest states in the U.S. during 2007 and 2008. The Healthiest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from the 2008 edition of Morgan Quitno's annual reference book, Health Care State Rankings. These factors reflect access to health care providers, affordability of health care, and the general health of a state's population.

2008 rank State 2007 rank
1. Minnesota 2.
2. New Hampshire 5.
3. Vermont 1.
4. Maine 4.
5. Massachusetts 3.
6. Iowa 7.
7. Nebraska 6.
8. Hawaii 9.
9. North Dakota 12.
10. Rhode Island 11.

Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.

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