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Evaluating health in Arizona

Posted at 6:10 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 08:10:43-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's overall health was better in 2018 compared to 2017.

A new study from the United Health Foundation says the state is ranked number 30 in the nation, up one spot from last year.

Every year for the past 29 years the foundation has conducted studies to see how states compare to each other. While the overall ranking was in the bottom half, Arizona ranks number 23 in senior health and 43 in the health of women and infants.

The study also found that the Grand Canyon state had low percentages of cancer and heart-related deaths as well as low birth weights among newborns.