Colo. health rankings fall thanks to immunizations, binge drinking

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Colorado fell five places to 13th in the latest edition of  America’s Health Rankings, released today.

The rankings note that the Colorado remains the thinnest in the nation and gets high marks for its low rates of cancer and cardiovascular death, but it received low grades for its low immunization coverage, high geographic health disparity and its high prevalence of binge drinking.

With 18.9 percent of Coloradans listed as obese, the state ranked lowest in the nation in that category. Its obesity percentage fell from 19.1 percent last year.

Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut ranked 1 through 4.