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Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

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Overall: South Carolina

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Overall

Ranking Value State
1 0.91 Hawaii
2 0.854 Vermont
3 0.741 Massachusetts
4 0.738 Connecticut
5 0.729 Utah
6 0.726 Minnesota
7 0.678 New Hampshire
8 0.574 Colorado
9 0.55 North Dakota
10 0.502 Nebraska
11 0.473 New Jersey
12 0.407 Oregon
13 0.398 Washington
14 0.389 New York
15 0.366 Rhode Island
16 0.354 Maryland
17 0.348 California
18 0.337 Idaho
18 0.337 South Dakota
20 0.303 Maine
21 0.298 Virginia
22 0.279 Montana
23 0.232 Wisconsin
24 0.217 Iowa
25 0.209 Wyoming
26 0.125 Alaska
27 0.077 Kansas
28 0.009 Pennsylvania
29 -0.039 Arizona
30 -0.079 Illinois
31 -0.109 Texas
32 -0.15 Florida
33 -0.175 New Mexico
34 -0.205 Michigan
35 -0.225 Delaware
36 -0.281 Missouri
37 -0.287 North Carolina
38 -0.322 Georgia
39 -0.334 Nevada
40 -0.358 Ohio
41 -0.381 Indiana
42 -0.641 South Carolina
43 -0.664 Alabama
44 -0.713 West Virginia
45 -0.714 Tennessee
46 -0.743 Oklahoma
47 -0.752 Kentucky
48 -0.803 Louisiana
49 -0.934 Arkansas
50 -1 Mississippi

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Overview

America's Health Rankings® is a composite index of over 20 different metrics that give a annual snapshot of health of a population in each state relative to the other states.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In addition to the contributions of our individual genetic predispositions to disease, health is the result of

  • Our behaviors.
  • The environment and the community in which we live.
  • The public and health policies and practices of our health care and prevention systems.
  • The clinical care we receive.

These 4 aspects interact with each other in a complex web of cause and effect to create the healthy outcomes we desire, including a long, disease-free, robust life for all individuals regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status.