News is not good for Kentucky, or Indiana, when it comes to health

News is not good for Kentucky, or Indiana, when it comes to health

News is not good for Kentucky, or Indiana, when it comes to health

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by Christine Wright

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 4:18 PM

(WHAS11)  The news isn’t good for Kentucky, or Indiana, when it comes to health.
 

According to America’s Health Rankings, Kentucky is one of the fattest and least healthy states in the country; they rank Kentucky 41st in overall health, and Indiana 35th.
 

According to the survey, Kentucky ranks so low because of high-levels of obesity, smoking and children in poverty.
 

There is one bit of good news though; even though Kentucky ranks 48th when it comes to smoking, the number of smokers is actually down 18% in the last five years.
 

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