Las Vegas still ranked as one of most unhealthy cities in nation
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For once, Las Vegas is not at the bottom of the list but it is pretty close.
Las Vegas has been ranked 39th on the American Fitness Index.
The index, compiled by the American College of Sport Medicine, measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
The index looks at preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access and community resources and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles.
Las Vegas scored 41.6 out of 100 possible points to maintain its ranking. Last year, Las Vegas scored 40.0.
Areas of excellence included lower death rate for diabetes and more dog parks per capita.
Improvement priority areas included high amount of smokers, high death rate related to cardiovascular disease, lower percent with health insurance, fewer farmers' markets per capita, and fewer primary care health care providers per capita.
The top five most healthy cities on this year's index are:
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. -- 78.2
2. Washington, D.C. -- 77.7
3. Portland, Ore. -- 69.8
4. San Francisco, Calif. -- 68.7
5. Denver, Colo. -- 68.1
The two most unhealthy cities on this year's index are:
49. Detroit, Mich. -- 33.6
50. Oklahoma City, Okla. -- 31.2
To view the complete report, click here.