Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Travel 'bug' stats: Idaho is the healthiest state to visit


One thing you don't want for a souvenir is poor health -- and a Baltimore-based firm called Sickweather has compiled a list of the healthiest states... and the sickest.

Sickweather provides clients with information on more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses. Its just-released list of states data-mined analyzed social media reports of allergies, flu, cough, colds and fever from January through October.

The numbers next to each state is "sick reports per thousand people," and that's what determined their ranking.

The 10 healthiest states:

Idaho (1.16) ‑- that's Boise, in winter, in the Idaho Statesman photo above.
New York (1.16)

Mississippi (1.22)
Montana (1.24)
Vermont (1.38)
Washington (1.39)
Maine (1.39)
New Jersey (1.41)
New Hampshire (1.48)
Utah (1.48)

The 10 least-healthy states:

Kansas (3.96)
Nevada (3.26)
Kentucky (3.25)
Texas (3.10)
West Virginia (2.99)
Oregon (2.95)
Indiana (2.91)
Oklahoma (2.72)
Massachusetts (2.63)
Nebraska (2.48)

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