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Oklahoma falls in health ranking, but infant health improves


January 2, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's overall health ranking fell among U.S. states in 2018, though the state did see an uptick in infant health.

The Oklahoman reported the state ranked 47th in overall health in 2018, down from 43rd in 2017, according to the America's Health Rankings annual report . The findings indicated that Oklahoma residents continued to do worse compared to other states on measures of health behavior and outcomes.

Fewer infants were born too small or died before reaching their first birthday in the last year, though the ranking increase was small: Oklahoma moved up from 47...

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