With the start of a new year, many of us have embarked on self-betterment resolutions. The vast majority of these are health-related: Eat healthier, get more exercise, sleep better, stay fit, lose weight.
We decided to analyse data to see where people in America were the most (and least) healthy. We analysed anonymized data from Priceonomics customer Policygenius, a leading online insurance marketplace. Using this data set, we could how people applying for life insurance compare health-wise to the nation at large — and where in particular certain conditions, like tobacco use, heart disease or diabetes, are above or below the national average. Additionally, we looked at the financial costs associated with these conditions as compared to a healthy lifestyle.