For the fourth year in a row, Minnesota has been declared the healthiest state in the country in the report by the United Health Foundation, a nonprofit group formed by health care company UnitedHealth Group.
Minnesota has been ranked No. 1 in 11 of the 17 annual reports issued since 1990. The report said Minnesota stayed on top thanks to ranking best in the key categories of fewest residents without health insurance and lowest cardiovascular deaths and premature deaths.
The report weighed a series of factors in determining rankings, such as the prevalence of obesity, smoking, infectious disease, cardiovascular deaths, infant mortality, child poverty, immunization rates, workplace deaths and auto deaths.
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