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2014 Top 10 Sickest States / Top 10 Healthiest States

12/23/2014

We recently conducted a study of data collected by our patent-pending process to qualify reports of illness from social media. This data was then used to identify the Top 10 Sickest States in 2014, and the Top 10 Healthiest States in 2014.  Sickweather’s data scientists and epidemiologists analyzed social media reports of allergies, flu, cough, colds and fever from January through October to determine the following:

Top 10 Sickest States 2014

Top 10 Sickest States:


STATE 

      SICK REPORTS PER THOUSAND

Kansas

3.96

Nevada

3.26

Kentucky

3.25

Texas

3.10

West Virginia

2.99

Oregon

2.95

Indiana

2.91

Oklahoma

2.72

Massachusetts

2.63

Nebraska

2.48

Top 10 Healthiest States:


STATE 

  SICK REPORTS PER THOUSAND

Idaho

1.16

New York

1.16

Mississippi

1.22

Montana

1.24

Vermont

1.38

Washington

1.39

Maine

1.39

New Jersey

1.41

New Hampshire

1.48

Utah

1.48

Total reports were then divided into the total population.  2014 population estimates were provided from the U.S. Census: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/state/totals/2014/index.html

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