Maine: The Eighth Healthiest State
The overall health of the nation declined over the past year according to America's Health Rankings, but Maine has managed to stay ahead of the field. Over the past twenty years Maine has slowly increased it's ranking, although its neighbors New Hampshire and Vermont continue to lead the country. Maine ranked third in the category of 'Diet, Fruits & Vegetables' and significantly decreased its smoking population. However, the state ranked 36th in both high cholesterol and immunization coverage and the percent of the population that's obese increased by five points. Look at national stats, highlights from the report on Maine, and compare states through America's Health Rankings interactive map.