The health of people in the U.S. varies widely, depending on locale. In Mississippi, for example, the obesity rate has hit 32 percent, whereas in Colorado, just about 19 percent of the population is obese. Massage therapists can learn more about the health of potential clients in their area, with a new infographic.
The infographic, titled “What’s the Worst That Could Happen in Your State,” parses out rates of conditions including mental health, obesity, cancer deaths, tooth loss and STD infection. It goes further, looking at conditions that impact stress and health: Rates of unemployment, incarceration, murder and more.
The graphic was created by America’s Health Rankings, an organization that states as its mission, “to stimulate action by individuals, elected officials, medical professionals, public health professionals, employers, educators, and communities to improve the health of the population of the United States.”