Wyoming Ranked 25th In The Latest America’s Health Rankings Report
The 2014 report illustrates Wyoming has its share of strengths and challenges.
· Low violent crime rate: Wyoming ranks 5th in the country, with 201 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
· Low percentage of children in poverty: About 14 percent of children are living in poverty, ranking Wyoming 8th in the U.S.
· Low levels of air pollution: Wyoming ranks 2nd in the U.S., with 5 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter.
· High occupational fatalities rate: Wyoming ranks last in the country, with 12.5 occupations deaths per 100,000 population.
· High prevalence of low birthweight: About 8.5 percent of lives births are considered low in weight, ranking Wyoming 35th.
· Limited availability of primary care physicians: Wyoming ranks 45th in the U.S. with 90 primary care physicians per 100,000 population.