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Study finds Minnesota is tops for seniors

United Health Foundation releases report on health of seniors
United Health Foundation releases report on health of seniors

MINNEAPOLIS (MNN) -- Minnesota is tops in the nation for senior health.

The 2014 report from United Health Foundation says most of the state's elderly people visit the dentist and have quality nursing-home care available. Minnesota also has the highest percentage of active elderly people and good prescription drug coverage.

North Dakota came in 18th place. Mississippi ranked last in almost every category.

The report looked at 34 factors to rank states, including the quality of nursing-home care and the number of elderly people in poverty.

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