Sickweather recently conducted a study of data collected by their patent-pending process to qualify reports of illness from social media. This data was then used to identify the Top 10 Sickest States in 2014, and the Top 10 Healthiest States in 2014. Sickweather’s data scientists analyzed social media reports of allergies, flu, cough, colds and fever from January through October to determine the following:

Top 10 Sickest States:

STATE- SICK REPORTS PER THOUSAND
Kansas- 3.96
Nevada- 3.26
Kentucky- 3.25
Texas- 3.10
West Virginia- 2.99
Oregon- 2.95
Indiana- 2.91
Oklahoma- 2.72
Massachusetts- 2.63
Nebraska- 2.48

Top 10 Healthiest States:

STATE- SICK REPORTS PER THOUSAND
Idaho- 1.16
New York- 1.16
Mississippi- 1.22
Montana- 1.24
Vermont- 1.38
Washington- 1.39
Maine- 1.39
New Jersey- 1.41
New Hampshire- 1.48
Utah- 1.48

Total reports were then divided into the total population.  2014 population estimates were provided from the U.S. Census.

The Sickweather app is available as a free download at the App Store and Google Play. 

Sickweather, a Baltimore-based company, provides online reports and an iPhone app that scans social networks for indicators of illness, and maps real time data on more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses. Sickweather launched their beta website in November 2011, and now qualifies over 2,000,000 reports of illness each month. In 2012, they were recognized among “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine and featured on the Today Show for successfully identifying the early start of the 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). In 2014, Sickweather graduated from the “Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars” in Kansas City, MO.  For more information, click here.