Kentucky is the 45th healthiest state in the U.S., according to a recent report analyzing the health of the nation.
The report, America’s Health Rankings, attributes Kentucky’s low marks to, among other issues, a high prevalence of smoking, obesity, a high rate of cancer deaths, and a high rate of drug deaths.
The report was produced by United Health Foundation, a nonprofit focused on the health and the well-being of communities.
Kentucky ranked 44th last year.
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