Business Insider reports on a new America’s Health Rankings report from the United Health Foundation that reports on the states with the best — and worst — preventive care.
As usual with such reports, states in the North showed much better healthcare access — and health — than states in the South.
The group looked at three areas:
- Access to healthcare, measured by the percentage of adults who had healthcare coverage, annual dental visits and a personal physician.
- Rates of immunizations among children, teens and adults.
- Access to chronic-disease-prevention methods, measured by the percentage of adults who had cholesterol checked, a colorectal cancer screening, or were told they had high blood pressure.