Jeff Wyaski of Pleated Jeans created this map of the United States using information from the census and AmercasHealthRankings.org to illustrate what each state is infamous for in a funny, colorful manner. Here are some of the health-related statistics Wyaski chose to highlight:
Alabama’s Shame: Stroke
Oklahoma and Alabama are tied for the highest rates of stroke at 3.8 percent.
Arizona’s Shame: Highest Rate of Alcoholism
Connecticut’s Shame: Breast Cancer
On Average, 134.1 out 100,000 have breast cancer in Connecticut, according to StateHealthFacts.org.
Georgia’s Shame: Most Sickly
Based on the highest rate of influenza.
Kansas’ Shame: Poorest Health
Based on the highest number of sick days taken per month, at 3.5 per days.
Kentucky’s Shame: Most Cancer Deaths
It’s not surprising to find out that Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers, at 25.6 percent of the population.
Mississippi’s Shame: Obesity
Over 35 percent of this state’s population is obese.
Wisconsin’s Shame: Binge Drinking
Over 23 percent of this state engages in binge drinking.
Tell us what you think! How do you think this cart reflects the issues of your state?