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Colorado Drops to 13th in Health Rankings

Colorado fell five places to 13th among states in the latest edition of America’s Health Rankings, released Tuesday morning.

The 21st annual rankings — published jointly by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention — revealed that the Centennial State remains the thinnest in the nation and gets high marks for its low rates of cancer and cardiovascular death. But it got low grades for its low immunization coverage, its high geographic health disparity and its high prevalence of binge drinking.

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