DE ranks 31st in US (again) in health survey
By Frank Gerace

Delaware ranks 31st in the US in a just-released survey of states in terms of the health of their residents.

The state's ranking on the United Health Foundation's list is unchanged from last year.

The Foundation's report says 190 thousand Delawareans live sedentary lifestyles, and more than 200 thousand are obese.

The report also claims obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks than any other group, and smoking is most prevalent among Hispanics.

Delaware's health-related strengths, according to the report, are a low incidence of infectious diseases, low workplace fatality rate and a low number of uninsured residents.

Its weaknesses are high rates of infant mortality and binge drinking and low immunization coverage--you can link to the survey by clicking here.

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