Will the South ever rise....

Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by midcan5, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. midcan5
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    Why is the South so far behind the rest of the nation in health statistics?

    1 Hawaii
    2 Iowa
    3 New Hampshire
    3 Vermont
    5 Maine
    6 Rhode Island
    7 Connecticut
    8 Massachusetts
    9 Wisconsin
    10 South Dakota
    11 Minnesota
    12 Nebraska
    13 North Dakota
    14 Delaware
    15 Pennsylvania
    16 Michigan
    17 Montana
    17 Washington
    19 Maryland
    20 Kansas
    21 Wyoming
    22 Colorado
    22 New York
    24 Utah
    24 Ohio
    26 New Jersey
    26 Alaska
    26 Arizona
    29 Virginia
    30 Idaho
    30 North Carolina
    32 District Of Columbia
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    34 Oregon
    35 New Mexico
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    40 Tennessee
    41 Alabama
    42 Georgia
    43 Florida
    44 West Virginia
    45 Kentucky
    46 Louisiana
    46 Nevada
    48 Arkansas
    49 Texas
    50 Oklahoma
    50 Mississippi

    http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/state_health_performance/

    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2007/tc20070611_418189.htm
     
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    I am in North Carolina it is 30, not to bad.
     
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    We love our deep fried food and lack of exercise!
     
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    Seconded.

    Besides, I wouldn't really call the existence the northern people scratch out in that inhospitable clime a "life".
     
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    Cuz y'all damn yankees know neither how to cook, nor eat.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Cause us southerners don't like to run in 100% humidity at 100*F in between our meals of fried chicken, mashed taters, fried okra, rolls, and sweet tea. :D
     
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    I. for one, think the southerners on here have nailed it!:D
     
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    I think the Southerners have called it, I agree beyond the food. I'd rather die happy at 70 than miserable at 78.
     
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    which is why my wife and I are headed south as quickly as possible!
     
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    Why am I not surprised to see Mississippi dead last? :lol:
     

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