The UW-Madison's Population Health Institute gives the state a B for overall health. But Dr. Patrick Remington  says there are some segments of the population that get failing grades.

For example, he says the infant mortality rate for African-Americans is three times higher than it is for non-Hispanic whites.

And education plays a role. The mortality rate among college educated people is relatively low. Where the rate among mothers with only a high school education or less is three times higher.

Dr. Remington says it's more than just learning how to live a healthy lifestyle. Having an education, he says, translates into better jobs so people can afford to live healthy lifestyles and afford health insurance.

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