May 22, 2018
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Maine ranks ninth healthiest state


BANGOR, Maine — Maine has been ranked has the ninth healthiest state in the country, according to rankings on

Vermont checked in as the country’s healthiest state for the sixth consecutive year, with Mississippi and Louisiana tying for last place.

Nationwide, nearly 28 percent of the general population is obese while 26 percent get no exercise.

Maine’s ranking moved up one spot from 10th in 2011, with strengths including low violent crime rate, low rate of uninsured population and low prevalence of low birthweight.

Maine’s challenges included a high prevalence of chain smoking and high rate of cancer deaths.

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