New Hampshire Fifth Healthiest State in America

Real Estate Agent with BHG The Masiello Group

 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?


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

   Check out where your state stacks up.

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.


Disclaimer:   Information herein may come from various sources, some of which may not be reliable and may change without any notice.  Joan Whitebook does not guarantee or is any way responsible for the accuracy of the information in this blog and information provided is without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.  Information on this blog represents the opinions and ideas of the author; comments by others may not express the views of the author.  Copyright © 2009 By Joan Whitebook, all rights reserved.*Copyrights New Hampshire - Fifth Healthiest State in America"

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1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Oh my!  I'm not even talking about Oklahoma, it's terrible! 

Let's just talk about New Hampshire.

I don't like coming last, but what can a girl do???

Nov 18, 2009 07:07 AM #13
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Joan--We are right behind you at number 6...All those walking paths around the 10,000 lakes no doubt!

Nov 18, 2009 07:29 AM #14
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Missouri is 38th......unchanged.  Boy, do we need to go on a diet.

Nov 18, 2009 11:32 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joan, sounds like New Hampshire is the place to be, Real Estate is doing good, and now you are near the top of the list in health.

Nov 18, 2009 12:15 PM #16
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

@ Kat:  Relax, my dear.  Chill just a bit.  It was only partial soap-box, and the other part light-hearted humor.  Not to worry.  If I was really on my liberal-soapbox... you would have known it.  :)

(Thanks Joan)

Nov 18, 2009 12:54 PM #17
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Joan -

Congratulations on a great distinction for New Hampshire.  Looking at the great pictures you have surrounding your blog I would imagine that long walks and great hikes have a lot to do with it.

Michael in Alexandria - Northern Virginia's Best Small City

Nov 18, 2009 12:56 PM #18
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Judi ~  OK was 49 not 50!  Looks like some serious improvement is in order.  Having been born and raise in OK, I can say the state has a lot to offer...

Teri ~  You are right behind NH... and congratulations and keep walking.


Kay ~  don't worry -- when Jan 1 arrives everyone will join your state on a diet!

George ~ It is good to be able to report some positive news.  New Hampshire has a lot to offer..

Michael ~  I think it is he 4 SEASONS .. in the spring you have "spring clean up"..... in the summer you are mowing the lawn every week... in the falll it is rake, rake, rake,  in the winter.... Oh S***!  I mean... shovel, shovel, shovel, or ski ski ski!  Whew - I'm exhausted.

Nov 18, 2009 01:14 PM #19
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Joan Congratulations is in order.  New Hampshire sure seem to do well these list that compares the states for various quality of life issues.

Nov 20, 2009 03:29 PM #20
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Thanks Jennifer... NY is a great place to live too!

Nov 21, 2009 12:01 PM #21
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Joan, that's good news, huh? Arizona looks like it ranks at #27....hopefully I stay healthy. ;-)

Nov 21, 2009 03:39 PM #22
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Congratulations to New Hampshire.  Being the fifth healthiest state is something to brag about!

Nov 22, 2009 10:37 PM #23
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Teri ~  I was soo healthy when I went to college in Tuscon... no allergies... here on the east coast, there are lots more things to be allergic to.


Margaret Hope you are doing well and have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2009 03:55 AM #24
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Congratulations to New Hampshire!  Funny when I was younger, I thought of moving up either to Vermont or New Hampshire but then there's so much snow.  We opted moving South instead where it is warmer.

Nov 23, 2009 03:06 PM #25
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Joan, that's great news for New Hampshire! Funny how New England had three states represented in the top five. AND FIVE IN THE TOP TEN!!! I'm sure all of the outdoor activites you can participate in and the beautiful scenery contributes to a healthier lifestyle.

(We're driving up today for Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!)

Nov 23, 2009 08:54 PM #26
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Rosalinda... in a few weeks I am going to be hoping I lived farther to the south! (LOL)


Deb ~ I think it is all the challenges of the 4 seasons.. there is always something that must be done before the next season arrives.  Have a safe trip and happy turkey day.

Nov 24, 2009 12:54 PM #27
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Joan

How wonderful that Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, all in one area of the country hit the top 5.

By the way, this was part of Valerie O's trivia question today...

Nov 24, 2009 01:31 PM #28
494,722 ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team
Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals - Dallas, TX

Hi Joan, happy holidays to you and your family, great trivia to know about these states !

Nov 25, 2009 05:14 AM #29
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

If California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida sent all their illegal aliens back to their own countries, I'm sure we'd have a new Top 5. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Nov 25, 2009 11:18 AM #30
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Wow I did not realize that Massachusetts came in at number 3! That is not too shabby:)

Nov 28, 2009 09:24 PM #31
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Hi Toula ~ I think the east coast came out very well.. I'll check out valerie's trivia question..  Stay healthy and happy.

Lynn ~ Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and a healthy one at that~

Russel ~  I love California and lived in San Francisco for over 25 years... I was really Healthy when I lived there... I walked up and down the hills to work! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving in Beautiful San Diego.

Bill ~  Good news for Massachusetts... #3 is great news.. I think it says a lot for the east coast lifestyle.



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