Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Virginia has a mixed health record, & is ranked as the 20th overall healthiest state according to the 2011 United Health Foundation's Health Rankings.[240] Virginia also ranks 21st among the states in the rate of premature deaths, 7,100 per 100,000. In 2008, Virginia reached its lowest ever rate of kid mortality, at 6.7 deaths per one,000.[241] There's however racial & social health disparities, in 2010 African Americans experienced 28% more premature deaths than whites, while 13% of Virginians lack any medical insurance. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's 2009 survey, 26% of Virginians are overweight & another 35% are overweight. 78% of residents claim to have exercised at least one time historicallyin the past months.[242][243] About 30% of Virginia's 10- to 17-year-olds are overweight or overweight.[244] Virginia banned smoking in bars & restaurants in January 2010.[245] 19% of Virginians smoke tobacco.[240] Residents of Virginia's 8th congressional district share the longest average life expectancy rate in the nation, over 83 years.[246]

There's 89 hospitals in Virginia listed with the United States Department of Health & Human Services.[247] Notable examples include Inova Fairfax Hospital, the largest hospital in the Washington Metropolitan Area, & the VCU Medical Middle, located on the medical campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. The University of Virginia Medical Middle, part of the University of Virginia Health Technique, is highly ranked in endocrinology according to U.S.News & World Document.[248] Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, part of the Hampton Roads based Sentara Health Technique as well as a teaching institution of Eastern Virginia Medical School, was the site of the first successful in-vitro fertilization birth.[249][250] Virginia has a ratio of 127 primary care physicians per ten,000 residents, which is the 16th highest nationally.[240] Virginia was of states to receive an ideal score in catastrophe preparedness according to a 2008 document by the Trust for America's Health, based on criteria such as detecting pathogens & distributing vaccines & medical supplies.[251]

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