The 2020 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report from UnitedHealth Foundation finds improvements have been made in reducing adults with multiple chronic conditions and increasing the number of adults who received the recommended flu vaccine. This year’s report includes data that predates the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and does not assign overall state rankings.
The 2020 report found:
- The percentage of American adults with at least three chronic health conditions decreased from 10.3% to 9.5% in 2019.
- Obesity rates in American adults increased from 27.8% in 2011 to 31.9% in 2019.
- More than 25% of American adults received their recommended flu vaccine in 2019 than 2018.
- The prevalence of frequent mental distress in American adults increased by over 11% from 2018 to 2019.