The unhealthiest states for seniors in 2023, per UnitedHealth Group

Mississippi is the unhealthiest state in the nation for older adults  in 2023, according to the United Health Foundation's 11th annual "America's Health Rankings Senior Report."

The May 16 report reviewed 10 years of data to provide a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of Americans 65 and older.  

State rankings were derived from 35 measures across five categories of health: social and economic factors, physical environment, behaviors, clinical care and health outcomes. The full methodology can be viewed here. The ranking of healthiest states can be viewed here.

The unhealthiest states for older adults:

1. Mississippi
2. Louisiana
3. Kentucky
4. West Virginia
5. Oklahoma
6. Alabama
7. Arkansas
8. Nevada
9. Tennessee
10. New Mexico
11. Missouri
12. Georgia
13. Texas
14. Ohio
15. South Carolina
16. Indiana
17. California
18. North Carolina
19. Illinois
T-20. Arizona
T-20. Alaska


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