This morning, I’ve been looking at a new report published by the United Health Foundation looking at health, state-by-state, across America. America’s Health Rankings, 2013 examines a wide variety of measures in each of the 50 states. It ranks North Carolina 35th in overall health. We’re 33rd in obesity and 37th in physical inactivity among adults – not surprising since all three of those would seem to be related.
They’ve been producing this report since 1990, and the website allows you to compare data over time. A lot of the trends are worrying. Americans certainly don’t seem to be getting healthier, if this report is to be believed. There’s a ton of data on dozens of different variables, the site is interactive, and you can even look at the breakdown by age, education, etc. Definitely worth checking out.
I wonder what impact Obamacare will have on all of this.