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RHODE ISLAND STATE SPENDING on health care was $58 per capita in 2017, the ninth-highest amount in the nation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. public spending on health ninth-highest per capita in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 9 among all states and Washington, D.C., for per-capita, state spending on health care in 2017, according to...
RHODE ISLAND's obesity rate, 30 percent, is the 29th highest in the U.S., according to State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH

Report: R.I. 29th among U.S. obesity rates, 30% of adults obese

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island stands among six states where adult obesity rates increased significantly between 2016 and 2017, with 30 percent of adults in...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 11 for lowest adult obesity rates in the nation. / COURTESY THE STATE OF OBESITY

R.I. ranks No. 11 in nation for lowest adult obesity

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is ranked as No. 11 for lowest rate of adult obesity in a study by the State of Obesity, a project...
RHODE ISLAND'S total Centers for Disease Control funding per capita was third highest in the nation in fiscal 2016, according to a report released this week from Trust for America’s Health. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH

R.I. CDC funding per capita among highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s total Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding per capita was among the highest in the nation in fiscal 2016,...
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