The Nation’s Top Five Sickest States: Alabama


3. Alabama

Once again, obesity (32.2 percent that costs the state $1,424 million annually) is the main factor contributing to the unhealthy status of this state.

Air pollution and poverty are also negatively impacting the people of the region. You would think that many of the town’s residents would take to drinking to forget these dismal statistics, but the low rate of binge drinking (11.4 percent of the population) is actually one positive factor on record.

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