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Nevada ranks near the bottom for health

Posted at 7:26 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 11:01:52-05

Nevada has been ranked No. 37 by UnitedHealthcare for health. That is two spots lower than last year.

According to their annual report, Nevada's biggest problems continue to be the violent crime, low graduation rates and a lack of primary care. 

It also ranked last for public health funding and cardiovascular deaths increased 6 percent. In addition, Nevada went from No. 18 on the list for physical activity to No. 32.

It's not all bad news though. The percentage of children living in poverty in Nevada has been nearly cut in half. Also, the people in Nevada are drinking much less. We dropped from 12th to 20th.