According to the recently released national health rankings, Wyoming ranked 24 for 2018.
Neighboring states Utah and Colorado ranked in the Top 10, North Dakota, Idaho, and Nebraska in the Top 20. Montana tied for 21st and South Dakota ranked 26th.
Low levels of air pollution
Low cancer death rate
Low percentage of children in poverty
High percentage of uninsured population (Ranking: 44)
High occupational fatality rate (Ranking: 50)
Low rate of primary care physicians (Ranking: 46)
Higher-than-US-average maternal mortality rate (24.6 deaths per 100,000 v 20.7)
11% increase in maternal mortality since 2016
8% increase in infant mortality since 2016
Lack of a dedicated health care provider (Ranking: 46)
In the past six years, obesity increased 15% from 25.0% to 28.8% of adults
In the past five years, occupational fatalities increased 49% from 8.4 to 12.5 deaths per 100,000 workers
In the past year, diabetes increased 8% from 8.3% to 9.0% of adults
In the past year, mental health providers increased 7% from 310.2 to 331.6 per 100,000 population