In August, a life insurance company ranked Utah and Minnesota as the healthiest states in the country. Alaska was rated as the least healthy. In spite of their low ranking, Alaskans have plenty of incentive to stay healthy - they pay an average of $892 per day for hospitalization.

Per-day cost of hospital stay (1987)Alaska $892*

Arizona $710

Utah $647

Colorado $592

U.S. Avg. $539

New York $494

Idaho $444

Minnesota $427

S. Dakota $318**

*Highest in nation

**Lowest in nation