U.S. presidents with the highest health score as of 2018

This statistic shows the health score of every U.S. president as of 2018 on a scale from 0 to 100, where 1 is the worst and 100 is the best. It was determined that Rutherford B. Hayes was the healthiest U.S. president to date with a score of 86 our of 100.

Health score of U.S. presidents as of 2018

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Release date

February 2018


United States

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Supplementary notes

Scores are out of 100, where 100 is the best and 0 is the worst.
Concerning the methodology the source states: "To calculate an overall health score, we rated each president’s diet; exercise; tobacco and alcohol usage; sleep habits; vision, hearing and dental problems and their history of health issues. Scores were totaled on a 100-point scale, with 1-5 ratings for diet and exercise, and points deducted from the total score based on the presence and severity of health problems.
While we took efforts to meticulously research each president’s health and cross reference findings against additional sources for verification, not all data was available for all presidents. In cases where data was not available (e.g. their typical amount of sleep), an average was chosen.
Our study encompassed the adult lifespan of each president and was not limited solely to their years in the White House.
In many cases, the only information regarding a president’s weight was based on estimates. While we tried to validate these figures using primary sources, some of these weight estimates should not be taken as a strict matter of historical record.
Evaluations of mental health and stress were not included due to their subjective nature."

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