United Health Foundation report 2010
Via Forbes the new report by United Health Foundation notes that the health of the population of each state are:
…published by the United Health Foundation and funded by insurer UnitedHealth Group ( UNH – news – people ), measures residents of all 50 U.S. states on 22 activities that can predict future health, such as smoking and exercising, and events that have already occurred, like death or violent crime. Scores for each state are determined by gathering data from a variety of public and private databases, and calculating how much each state performs against the national average for each measure.
The report is here. (pdf file)
Page 17 taBle 8 shows some good improvements. Obesity remains an issue. I need to eat more Japanese food, or figure out what they are doing. Japan tops the chart in life expectancy at 76.
I don’t get it. I thought UHC were evil liars. Now they are supposed to be honest, unbiased researchers?