New Jersey comes in at No. 11 on national health report

The results are in for our nation's annual check-up. Each year, the United Health Foundation ranks states from the least healthy to the most healthy.

Hawaii was ranked most healthy, for the fourth year in a row. And for our area, New Jersey came in the highest at number 11, followed by Pennsylvania at 29 and Delaware at 32. That's good news for Delaware, who moved up three spots from last year.

Overall, the country saw improvements with preventing hospitalizations. Infant mortality also went down, fewer Americans are smoking, more kids are getting their vaccines, and more people are exercising.

However, overall we're seeing more deaths related to drug overdose, more diabetes and obesity, and more kids living in poverty.

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