Colorado slips in health rating |

Colorado slips in health rating

DENVER (AP) – Colorado may the nation’s thinnest state but it’s not the healthiest. A new rating out this week has Colorado slipping to 13th.

The 2010 American’s Health Rankings released Tuesday show Colorado isn’t even the healthiest in the West, placing behind Utah, Idaho and Washington.

The rankings published by United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention measure everything from government spending to rates of cancer and heart attacks.

The Denver Post reports that Colorado’s drop was prompted in part by lower child immunization rates. The state also performed badly in binge drinking measures, and in the health care gap between rural and urban areas.

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