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Oregon is the 15th Healthiest State

December 16th, 2010

According to a new report by America’s Health Rankings, the study examined issues such obesity rates, air pollution, health funding, etc. While we have a lot in our favor such as, a lower prevalence of obesity, low levels of air pollution, low occupational fatalities, and a low infant mortality rate; Oregon still faces several challenges. These include a high rate of uninsured population, low immunization coverage, and limited access to early prenatal care. This lists Oregon as the 15th healthiest state, down from 13 in the 2009 report.