Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The least healthy county in each Midwestern state: Scott County, Indiana

/> 'Midwest' as defined by this map.

The least healthy counties in every state.  (24/7 Wall Street, 3/15/201\7)

Scott County, Indiana

Source:  Wikipedia

Other numbers
% of population living in poverty
  • Scott County | 15.6%
  • Indiana | 13.5%
  • U.S.  13.5%
    % of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree
    • Scott County | 12.2%
    • Indiana | 24.1%
    • U.S. | 29.8%
    Median household income:
    • Scott County | $44,442
    • Indiana | $48.255
    • U.S. | $53,889

    Source:  CNN

    Related article:
    Opioid Epidemic Sparks HIV Outbreak In Tiny Indiana Town.  (NPR, 3/31/2016)
    Austin (pop. 4,158 -- not that tiny) is located in northwestern Scott County.

    In HIV-riddled town, addiction 'the lifestyle'.  (Louisville Courier-Journal, 4/27/2015)
    Despite an influx of aid from the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana's Department of Health and groups such as the California-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation — which has brought new testing, treatment and outreach — officials know it won't be easy reversing underlying conditions of poverty, drug abuse and lack of resources that formed the tinder to HIV's match. 

    Related post:
    Pulaski County, Illinois.  (4/11/2017)

    The least healthy county in each Southern state.

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