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Adults that Report Fair to Poor Health in the U.S.

MONDAY, FEB 01, 2021

It's a pandemic; no one is supposed to feel good. Even so, some Americans feel worse than others, especially in places that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. People living in counties in the Rio Grande Valley, Deep South Black Belt, and Appalachia were far more likely to describe their health as “fair or poor” than Americans in other parts of the country.

Zavala County, Texas, where 1 of every 11 residents has been diagnosed with COVID-19, reported 41 percent of its residents in less-than-great health. The south Texas counties of Starr (38.9 percent) and Brooks (38.2 percent) also ranked low for health. Use Social Explorer’s award-winning, easy-to-use mapping tools to check out the percentage of people in your county who feel they’re only in fair or poor health.


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Author: Frank Bass

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