The Trust for America's Health released its annual report "The Facts Hurt," ranking50 states, plus Washington D.C., on their injury-prevention policies.
Thereport found that 24 states received scores of five or lower on a set of steps states can take to prevent injuries.
The Metro region ranked above average with Maryland scoring an eight of out a possible 10. D.C. scored a seven and Virginia a six.
Two states, California and New York, received the highest score of nine, while two states scored the lowest, Montana and Ohio, with two, the study says.
The report ranks states by the number of deaths from injuries and grades the states on ways they make themselves safer.
Executive Director Jeff Levi appeared on ABC7's Good Morning to give a breakdown on our region.