Blame the barbecue and smokes for Missouri slipping in health ranking
The Kansas City Star
Missourians can’t seem to get it right.
The scales tipped against the Show-Me State in the United Health Foundation’s rankings. Missouri slipped two notches to 42 while Kansas moved up one to 24.
Missouri had higher than average adult rates of smoking. People in the state sit around too much. Obesity remains a growing problem, and Missourians do have an issue with binge drinking, The Kansas City Star reports.
Kansas, not so much.