Much of the Four State area ranks near the bottom in a national health ranking.
That's the finding from an evaluation of data compiled by various sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association.
The study looks at a number of factors, including the prevalence of smoking, obesity and infectious diseases.
America's Health Rankings based on 2012 statistics:
CORRECTION: We originally reported that Arkansas was 47th and Oklahoma was 48th. In fact, Oklahoma is 43rd this year and Arkansas is 48th.