10 healthiest states ranked by healthcare

Written by Megan Wood | February 13, 2017 | Print  |

WalletHub studied 150 cities across the nation with four key areas in mind: healthcare, food, fitness and green space. Within those sectors, the analysts then utilized 34 indicators of good health to determine the America's healthiest cities.

Indicators within the healthcare category included:

 

• Premature-death rate
• Mental health
• Mental health counselors per capita
• Physical health
• Family doctors per capita
• Dentists per capita
• Medical visit cost
• Dental visit cost
• Quality of public hospital system
• Hospital beds per capita
• Adult health insurance coverage
• Youth health insurance coverage

 

Here are America's 10 healthiest cities in terms of "healthcare" rank:

 

1. Overland Park, Kans.

 

2. Sioux Falls, S.D.

 

3. Lincoln, Neb.

 

4. San Jose, Calif.

 

5. Irvine, Calif.

 

6. Minneapolis

 

7. Des Moines, Iowa

 

8. Honolulu

 

9. Plano, Texas

 

10. Santa Clarita, Calif.

 

Discover the 10 overall healthiest states at WalletHub.

 

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