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Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« on: July 16, 2003, 08:52:48 pm »

The Camelot Indexes -- developed by "Tennessee Dollars"
a comprehensive set of criteria.
The website's description is below the table title.
http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/camelot_start.htm
Lower numbers are better thus the better states are on top.

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The Healthy Society Component
The healthy society component includes home ownership, the percentage of population voting, births to unwed mothers, single parent families, and the percentage of population receiving welfare payments.
 6.4 Idaho
12.6 Wyoming
13.0 North Dakota
15.0 South Dakota
15.2 Montana
16.2 Maine
18.2 Vermont
20.2 New Hampshire
26.4 Alaska
34.4 Delaware
http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/compare_society.htm
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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2003, 08:55:24 pm »

I am glad to see these numbers that prove Wyoming is the place to be. Surprisingly ND is looking good in these numbers.
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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2003, 09:18:53 pm »

Of course, overall, NH beats all states in the Camelot Index... (though it beats North Dakota and Wyoming by only a very small margin)
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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2003, 09:22:17 pm »

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The Healthy Society Component
The healthy society component includes home ownership, the percentage of population voting, births to unwed mothers, single parent families, and the percentage of population receiving welfare payments.

I don't see what any of that has to do with any thing, especially health. Can we get an average life span of residents of each state?
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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2003, 09:38:13 pm »

I think you forgot to tell the people that New Hampshire came in third in the nation, and #1 among our ten states in the overall ranking.
http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/compare_overall.htm

The Camelot Index Aggregate Overall Ranking of the States:

New Hampshire - 3rd in nation - 15.8
North Dakota - 4th in nation - 16.5
Wyoming - 7th in nation - 17.6
Vermont - 11th in nation - 18.9
Idaho - 12th in nation - 19.1
Maine - 13th in nation - 19.4
South Dakota - 15th in nation - 19.8
Montana - 19th in nation - 23.1
Alaska - 28th in nation - 26.8
Delaware - 29th in nation - 28.1

BTW, New Hampshire also beats all states under consideration but Delaware in the "Healthy Economy Component" (measured by the percentage of people in poverty, growth in employment, population, and income per capita, federal tax liability; tax capacity; and average pay in retailing jobs.)

Delaware 12.1
New Hampshire 15.6
Alaska 20.9
Wyoming 21.4
Vermont 27
Idaho 28.6
Maine 30.9
South Dakota 35.4
Montana 36.1
North Dakota 41

http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/compare_econ.htm

New Hampshire also ties with Vermont to beat the other states in the "Healthy People Component"
The healthy people component includes age-adjusted death rates, infant mortality rates, and the percentage of the non-elderly population without health insurance. The table shows how states rank by a composite of these measures.

New Hampshire 10.3
Vermont 10.3
Maine 14.3
Alaska 18.7
North Dakota 19.7
Idaho 20
Wyoming 21.7
South Dakota 25
Montana 29
Delaware 35.3

http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/compare_people.htm

New Hampshire also ties with North Dakota to beat the other states in the "Property and Violent Crimes Component"

New Hampshire 2
North Dakota 2
Vermont 3.5
Maine 5.5
South Dakota (there is an error in the listed index, but it ranks 6th in nation)
Idaho 13
Wyoming 13.5
Montana 16.5
Delaware 36
Alaska 37.5

http://www.wnpt.net/tndollars/compare_crime.htm

On the Prudently Managed Government Component that you noted, at the bottom, it says about New Hampshire "New Hampshire receives the top ranking for state and local taxes as a percentage of personal income..."

Having said all that - it is really not clear where any of the data that went into these ranking came from or even how up-to-date it is (at least, I can't find a date or references).

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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2003, 11:27:21 pm »

Didn't Morgan Quitno rank NH as the second-healthiest state in the nation, behind only Vermont?

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2003, 06:53:00 am »

Didn't Morgan Quitno rank NH as the second-healthiest state in the nation, behind only Vermont?

Yes, that is right:

Vermont- 1st in nation
New Hampshire - 2nd in nation
Maine - 7th in nation
North Dakota - 10th in nation
South Dakota - 13th in nation
Montana - 18th in nation
Wyoming - 20th in nation
Idaho - 21st in nation
Alaska - 36th in nation
Delaware - 38th in nation

Morgan Quitno also ranked the states for quality of life and liveability:

New Hampshire - 3rd in nation
Vermont - 7th in nation
South Dakota - 8th in nation
Wyoming - 14th in nation
Maine - 16th in nation
North Dakota - 17th in nation
Delaware - 18th in nation
Idaho - 20th in nation
Montana - 21st in nation
Alaska - 32nd in nation
Wyoming - 20th in nation
Idaho - 21st in nation
Alaska - 36th in nation
Delaware - 38th in nation

http://www.morganquitno.com/
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Re:Healthy Society: the states ranked.
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2003, 08:18:35 am »

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Why does New Hampshire have the highest PER CAPITA state spending on Medicaid?
That's a question I'd like to see answered.
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