THE TENNESSEAN (June 14, 2018) – Despite having some of the best health care companies in world, the people who live and work in Tennessee are not healthy.
Too many of us are too fat. Tennessee has the worst childhood obesity rate in the USA, and the fifth worst adult obesity rate. There are only seven states where residents smoke more cigarettes. Tennesseans have more opioid prescriptions that all but one other state. (All rankings from ThinkTennessee’s State of Our State)