There are a lot of factors regarding unhealthy lifestyles, a couple of those being access to parks and the number of people that tip that overweight scale. In a recent study spanning the whole of Tennessee from 2010 to 2012, a list of healthy and unhealthy counties have been put together for your curious mind. If you’re looking to read the whole of the report, make sure to
check it out.
Campbell, Tennessee has a whopping 35% of citizens living in poor or fair health, lowering the overall quality of life and county score in general. Teen births are low, which is good, and premature death rates are standing strong at 10.904 over the course of a year.
Polk county has 25% of people ranking in poor health, with adult obesity rates at 33%.
27% of folks in Cocke are in poor health so we're still over a quarter, and the uninsured come in at 18% as opposed to 8% at the number one spot, Williamson County.
This historic city is a neat place to visit, but adult obesity sits solidly at 35% of inhabitants and 16% are uninsured.
6) Van Buren
We have a feeling Van Buren will be lookin' PRETTY healthy if its lovely residents trek it out here on a more regular basis - no doubt about it. Unfortunately, 19% of adults are in poor health, with smokers clocking in at 39%.
We'd take up (safe) swimming, if we were Meigs residents. You guys have some beautiful views, out there! With 33% of inhabitants in poor health, though, and with less than half of inhabitants with access to exercise opportunities, it breeds an unhealthy environment.
Scott County is a gem of its own, a beautiful spot with a fairly low average life span. Maybe it's because they live in such a gorgeous place, they've seen it all? If only 51% of adults weren't smokers and 46% in poor health, rankings could have been much better.
We have no words for Hancock County. Whoa. Except maybe a few numbers...56% of all vehicular deaths are alcohol related and the physician to inhabitant ratio is 6,702:1. OUCH. Literally.
Clay County is bringing up a close second to last, here. Get those kids climbing more! 15,670 inhabitants experience premature death, and the physician ratio is 7,840:1. Bummer.
Grundy has pulled in the lowest health ratings for a couple of years, now. Why? Adverse adult behaviors, liking smoking, obesity, and teen births. Nothing that can't be changed, though! We have a lot of hope for wonderful Tennessee. It has the highest numbers of premature death, a solid amount of folk with poor or fair health at 36% and the rate of uninsured is 19%
Tennessee may have a few rough numbers, but so does everyone! What do you think? Any thoughts on the health of this stunning state? Let us know in the comments below!