Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
St. Louis County came in number 20, and Jefferson County at number 34.
A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the percentage of people who get health insurance through their employer has dropped.
It’s called hospital readmissions. Anne Weiss with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the national average for patients returning to the hospital after surgery is 12.4 percent.
Missouri made it into the top 12 obese states with 30-point-3 percent of the population unable to turn down that second corn dog.
“Social and economic factors are probably the largest contributors to how long we live and how healthy we live”