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The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans

Health Care Trends and Issues

The Health of Iowans and South Dakotans, released by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield identified obesity as a common, underlying factor that contributes to the most costly conditions among our members. Obesity rates have drastically increased over the past 25 years — so much so that if obesity was a contagious disease, it would be considered an epidemic both in Iowa and South Dakota and across the country.
Download South Dakota Report PDF File
Download Iowa Report PDF File