New report shows higher rates of chronic illness, obesity
December 11, 2012 (WLS) -- United Health Foundation released its annual America's Health Rankings report, and found that Illinois is among the worst states when it comes to binge drinking.
The report finds that overall, Americans are living longer- but are also dealing with higher rates of chronic illnesses. Obesity also continues to be a growing concern.
The healthiest state in the study is Vermont. Illinois ranks 30th, while Mississippi and Louisiana tie for last place.
Illinois has remained at a constant for the past 23 years, with no indication of improvements in health trends or outcomes.
When it comes to air quality, Illinois' levels of pollution are considered high.
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