Milken Institute State Chronic Disease Index

The Milken Institute State Chronic Disease Index ranks all 50 states by the concentration of chronic disease ? or the reported cases per capita for each state. Differences in lifestyle (smoking, alcohol abuse, diet, exercise), along with demographics (age distribution, ethnicity) and urbanization partly explain differences in disease rates among the states.

 
State Rank Score
West Virginia 50 62.19 
Tennessee 49 65.31 
Arkansas 48 65.68 
Kentucky 47 65.98 
Mississippi 46 66.17 
Pennsylvania 45 66.37 
Rhode Island 44 66.76 
Maine 43 67.60 
Oklahoma 42 67.76 
Alabama 41 68.59 
Massachusetts 40 68.65 
South Carolina 39 68.76 
Florida 38 70.15 
Louisiana 37 70.55 
South Dakota 36 72.20 
Delaware 35 73.18 
Connecticut 34 73.28 
North Carolina 33 74.08 
New Jersey 32 74.10 
Georgia 31 74.12 
Oregon 30 74.48 
Ohio 29 74.71 
Michigan 28 74.82 
Maryland 27 75.05 
Vermont 26 75.62 
Missouri 25 76.12 
Iowa 24 76.91 
Indiana 23 77.14 
New York 22 77.26 
Wisconsin 21 77.29 
Virginia 20 77.68 
Montana 19 79.05 
New Hampshire 18 79.29 
Nebraska 17 79.61 
Kansas 16 79.87 
Illinois 15 80.04 
North Dakota 14 80.64 
Nevada 13 80.80 
Texas 12 82.26 
Minnesota 11 82.59 
Wyoming 10 83.13 
Washington 9 86.43 
Idaho 8 87.68 
Hawaii 7 88.38 
California 6 89.83 
Arizona 5 91.50 
New Mexico 4 93.50 
Colorado 3 95.29 
Alaska 2 96.58 
Utah 1 100.00 
Milken Institute Chronic Disease Index
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Milken Institute analysis based on MEPS, NHIS, etc.
For more information refer to full report “An Unhealthy America: Economic Burden of Chronic Disease” or visit www.milkeninstitute.org