Women’s Health Magazine ranks Indy among nation’s unhealthiest cities

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INDIANAPOLIS – Each year, Women’s Health Magazine’s research team compiles data on 38 measures of health and well being, such as access to medical care, cancer rates, obesity rates and longevity. This year, Indianapolis was ranked in the bottom 6 out of 100 cities.

The team also looks at lifestyle factors — everything from nutrition to unemployment to happiness and fitness — by using survey responses from places like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Census and the American Cancer Society. Each city is ranked based on their health score. This years’ results are as follows:

10 healthiest cities:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. San Jose, CA
4. Boise City, ID
5. Burlington, VT
6. Minneapolis, MN
7. Seattle, WA
8. Austin, TX
9. St. Paul, MN
10. Portland, ME

10 unhealthiest cities:

91. Detroit, MI
92. St. Louis, MO
93. Tulsa, OK
94. Jackson, MS
 95. Indianapolis, IN 
96. Cleveland, OH
97. Memphis, TN
98. Toledo, OH
99. Philadelphia, PA
100. Birmingham, AL

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