A service of Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Delaware Ranks 30th in Healthiest State Report

medical_woman_patient_creative_commons.png
creative commons

There’s a new report that finds that overall Delaware ranks as the 30th healthiest state in the country similar to the previous two years.

The United Health Foundation report found that for drug-related deaths it came in 42nd for among the nation’s states.

In air pollution, it ranked 40th while for infant mortality it came in 47th.  

But the Wilmington New Journal reports that the America’s Health Rankings study did find a low percentage of uninsured and high rate of HPV immunization among young women.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.