Attention Buyers and those thinking about buying a home in New Hampshire.
Did you know that New Hampshire is the Fifth healthiest State in the United States?
NEW HAMPSHIRE IS THE Fifth HEALTHIEST STATE IN AMERICA
When the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention compiled its 20th annual list, New Hampshire came in Number 5 in the Nation!
- Vermont #1
- Utah #2
- Massachusetts #3
- Hawaii # 4
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."
Factors such as personal behaviors, the environment and community, policies of the national and state government as well as the care we receive are important components of what defines a healthy state.
New Hampshire received an excellent report card.
According to the report, New Hampshire has a low percentage of children in poverty ... 8.6 percent of persons under age 18, high immunization coverage with 85.0 percent of children ages 19 to 35 months receiving complete immunizations, a low violent crime rate at 157 offenses per 100,000 population, low geographic disparity within the state at 5.7 percent, a low premature death rate with 5,749 years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000 population and a low infant mortality rate at 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.
You can read more about New Hampshire's health as a state.
America`s Health RankingsTM is based on the perspective that, in addition to our individual genetic predisposition to disease, health is the result of four essential and controllable components:
- Our behaviors
- The environment of the community in which we live and work
- The public and health policies and practices made by government and community leaders
- The clinical care we receive
The 20th anniversary rankings features updated state-specific rankings and is accompanied by a supplemental reportwith estimates of the financial impact obesity is expected to have on the nation - as well as each state specifically - in the next 10 years. The 20th Anniversary Edition of America`s Health RankingsTM has lots of data which one can compare and share. New interactive Web site tools make it possible to quickly scan key state statistics, as well as search and sort 20 years of data by state and health measure.
In addition, New Hampshire recently was chosen as the Most Livable State in America! --
Get out and snow shoe, ski, take a walk, take the dog for a walk go to the gym and start your diet, adopt a healthy lifestyle, laugh and enjoy life!
America's Health Rankings TM - 2009 Edition is the joint effort of United Health Foundation the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. It is funded entirely by United Health Foundation, a recognized 501 (c) 3 organization.
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