The state of Illinois ranks 30th in overall health, which is no change from last year.
According to America's Health Rankings report, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation for immunizations, reporting teens ages 13 to 17 are not receiving them. The state is also among the worst in binge drinking.
One of the strengths is that the state ranks 11th in the availability of primary care physicians.
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