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Mid-South Health Challenges

Obesity is leading to an epidemic of chronic conditions
including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

The Mid-South has higher rates of disability and death from heart attack, stroke, cancer, kidney failure, and arthritis than anywhere else in the nation.

73% of adults
are overweight or obese

 

CDC heat map of overweight and obese popuations in the US with high density in southeast - especially in the midsouth.

40% of adults
have high blood pressure

 heart diseaseCDC heat map of popuations with heart disease in the US with high density in southeast - especially in the midsouth.

 

15% of adults
have diabetes

  CDC heat map of diabetic popuations in the US with high density in southeast - especially in the midsouth.

Last Published: Sep 19, 2019