Snapshot Of Health: MA Ranks 5th In Nation

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In some cases, the news is decidedly mixed. Regarding obesity, for example, we're #7 which sounds good, but the report also notes that the raw number of obese adults in Massachusetts rose from 815,000 in 2001 to 1,215,000 in 2011. Not so good just because 42 others states are worse than we are. Similarly, Massachusetts' rank for adults with diabetes is #12, not so bad, but the number of adults with diabetes rose from 281,000 to 390,000 over the past ten year. Yikes.

The full 2011 America's Health Rankings, from the United Health Foundation, are here.

This program aired on December 8, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for Bostonomix.