Florida Falling Behind in Women's Health
Florida is ranked 24th in the nation for women's health according to the National Women's Law Center. Florida's ranking dropped three spots from 2004, the last time the center did a report card on women's health.
Part of the reason for the poor results is the high number of Florida women lacking health insurance - a whopping 24%.
Florida got failing grades in categories including Pap smears, leisure-time physical activity, smoking, heart-disease death rate, lung-cancer death rate, high blood pressure, diabetes and poverty.