Jan 252011
 

via ( thedailywh.at ) via ( pleated-jeans.com )

Rationale and statistics:
Most stats taken from americashealthrankings.org and census.gov

01. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8 percent) (tied with Oklahoma)
02. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)
03. Arizona: highest rate of alcoholism
04. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636) ( talkbusiness.net )
05. California: most air pollution (15.2 micrograms per cubic meter)
06. Colorado: highest rate of cocaine use per capita (3.9 percent total population)
07. Connecticut: highest rate of breast cancer ( statehealthfacts.org )
08. Delaware: highest abortion rate (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44)
09. Florida: highest rate of identity theft (122.3 reports per 100,000 people)
10. Georgia: sickly based on highest rate of influenza
11. Hawaii: highest cost of living (tied with California) ( cnbc.com )
12. Idaho: lowest level of Congressional clout ( newwest.net )
13. Illinois: highest rate of robbery (284.7 incidences per 100,000 people)
14. Indiana: rated the most environmentally unfriendly by NMI solutions ( environmentalleader.com )
15. Iowa: highest percentage of people age 85 and older (1.8 percent) (tied with three other states) ( statemaster.com )
16. Kansas: poorest health based on highest average number of limited activity days per month (3.5 days) ( statemaster.com )
17. Kentucky: most cancer deaths (227 per 100,000 people) BONUS fact: Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers – 25.6 percent
18. Louisiana: highest rate of gonorrhea (264.4 reported cases per 100,000 people) ( statemaster.com )
19. Maine: dumbest state claim based on lowest average SAT score (1389) ( commonwealthfoundation.org )
20. Maryland: highest rate of AIDS diagnosis (27.6 people per 100,000 people) ( avert.org )
21. Massachusetts: worst drivers claim based on highest rate of auto accidents ( theautochannel.com )
22. Michigan: highest unemployment rate (13.6 percent)
23. Minnesota: highest number of reported tornadoes (123 in 2010) ( woodbury.kstp.com )
24. Mississippi: highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population)
BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.
25. Missouri: highest rate of bankruptcy (700 out of every 100,000 people) ( bcsalliance.com )
26. Montana: highest rate of drunk driving deaths (1.12 deaths per 100 million miles driven) ( helenair.com )
27. Nebraska: highest rate of women murdered annually
28. Nevada: highest rate violent crime (702.2 offenses per 100,000 people). BONUS fact: Nevada also has the highest rate of foreclosure (one in 99 houses)
29. New Hampshire: highest rate of corporate taxes ( newhampshire.watchdog.org )
30. New Jersey: highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8 percent) ( retirementliving.com )
31. New Mexico: antisocial claim based on lowest ranking in social heath policies ( lasg.org )
32. New York: longest average daily commute (30.6 minutes) ( statemaster.com )
33. North Carolina: lowest average teacher salary ( southernstudies.org )
34. North Dakota: ranked last in ugliest residents report as chosen by The Daily Beast ( thedailybeast.com )
35. Ohio: nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9) ( statemaster.com )
36. Oklahoma: highest rate of female incarceration
37. Oregon: highest rate of long-term homeless people
38. Pennsylvania: highest rate of arson deaths (55.56 annually) ( statemaster.com )
39. Rhode Island: highest rate of illicit drug use (12.5 percent of population) ( economix.blogs.nytimes.com )
40. South Carolina: highest percentage of mobile homes (18.8 percent) ( statemaster.com )
41. South Dakota: highest rate of forcible rape 76.5 per 100,000
42. Tennessee: chosen most corrupt state ( thedailybeast.com )
43. Texas: lowest high school graduation rate (78.3 percent) ( statemaster.com )
44. Utah: highest rate of of online porn subscriptions ( deseretnews.com )
45. Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine) ( statemaster.com )
46. Virginia: highest number of alcohol-related motorcyle deaths ( vabiker.net )
47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010) ( pet-abuse.com )
48. West Virginia: highest rate of heart attack (6.5 percent of population)
49. Wisconsin: highest rate of binge drinking (23.2 percent of population)
50. Wyoming: highest rate of deadly car crashes (24.6 deaths per 100,000) ( autoinsurancequotealert.com )