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Iowa ranks 24th in health

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Despite the governor's efforts to make Iowa the healthiest state, Iowa is falling in national health rankings.

The latest numbers from the UnitedHealth Foundation shows Iowa dropped to 24th place in 2014. That's down from from 18th place in 2013. The downward slope goes back even further. Iowa ranked sixth when the foundation started its ranking in 1990.

According the foundation, the low ranking is partly due to the amount of smokers in the state. Other states are seeing more people quit.

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