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State by State Major Flaw Map:





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Posted on January 24, 2011 by Jeff Wysaski

Whether it’s a fat population, high rate of STDs or excessive tax rate, it turns out that every state ranks dead last in at least one unsavory category. Check out the map (click image to enlarge) to see what your state is the worst at, then review additional stats and references after the jump:





Rationale and statistics:


Most stats taken from http://www.americashealthrankings.org/ and http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/rankings.html (unless otherwise noted)


1. Alabama: highest rate of stroke (3.8 percent) (tied with Oklahoma)


2. Alaska: highest suicide rate (23.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2004)


3. Arizona: highest rate of alcoholism


4. Arkansas: worst average credit score (636)




5. California: most air pollution (15.2 micrograms per cubic meter)


6. Colorado: highest rate of cocaine use per capita (3.9 percent total population)


7. Connecticut: highest rate of breast cancer




8. Delaware: highest abortion rate (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44)


9. Florida: highest rate of identity theft (122.3 reports per 100,000 people)


10. Georgia: sickly based on highest rate of influenza


11. Hawaii –highest cost of living (tied with California)




12. Idaho – lowest level of Congressional clout




13. Illinois: highest rate of robbery (284.7 incidences per 100,000 people)


14. Indiana: rated the most environmentally unfriendly by NMI solutions




15. Iowa: highest percentage of people age 85 and older (1.8 percent) (tied with three other states)




16. Kansas: poorest health based on highest average number of limited activity days per month (3.5 days)




17. Kentucky: most cancer deaths (227 per 100,000 people) (BONUS fact: Kentucky also has the highest rate of tobacco smokers – 25.6 percent)


18. Louisiana: highest rate of gonorrhea (264.4 reported cases per 100,000 people)




19. Maine: dumbest state claim based on lowest average SAT score (1389)




20. Maryland: highest rate of AIDS diagnosis (27.6 people per 100,000 people)




21. Massachusetts: worst drivers claim based on highest rate of auto accidents




22. Michigan: highest unemployment rate (13.6 percent)


23. Minnesota: highest number of reported tornadoes (123 in 2010)




24. Mississippi: highest rate of obesity (35.3 percent of total population)


BONUS facts: Mississippi ranks last in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty (31.9 percent), highest rate of infant mortality (10.3 percent) lowest median household income ($35,078), highest teen birth rate (71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19) and highest overall rate of STDs.


25. Missouri: highest rate of bankruptcy (700 out of every 100,000 people)




26. Montana: highest rate of drunk driving deaths (1.12 deaths per 100 million miles driven)




27. Nebraska: highest rate of women murdered annually


28. Nevada: highest rate violent crime (702.2 offenses per 100,000 people). BONUS fact: Nevada also has the highest rate of foreclosure (one in 99 houses)


29. New Hampshire: highest rate of corporate taxes




30. New Jersey: highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8 percent)




31. New Mexico: antisocial claim based on lowest ranking in social heath policies




32. New York: longest average daily commute (30.6 minutes) http://www.statemaster.com/graph/lab_mea_tra_tim_to_wor-labor-mean-travel-time-work


33. North Carolina: lowest average teacher salary




34. North Dakota: ranked last in ugliest residents report as chosen by The Daily Beast




35. Ohio: nerdiest state claim based on highest number of library visits per capita (6.9)




36. Oklahoma: highest rate of female incarceration


37. Oregon: highest rate of long-term homeless people


38. Pennsylvania: highest rate of arson deaths (55.56 annually)




39. Rhode Island: highest rate of illicit drug use (12.5 percent of population) http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/drug-use-across-the-united-states-or-rhode-island-needs-more-rehab/


40. South Carolina: highest percentage of mobile homes (18.8 percent)




41. South Dakota: highest rate of forcible rape 76.5 per 100,000


42. Tennessee: chosen most corrupt state by The Daily Beast




43. Texas: lowest high school graduation rate (78.3 percent)




44. Utah: highest rate of of online porn subscriptions




45. Vermont: infertility claim based on lowest birth rate of any state (10.6 births per 1,000) (tied with Maine)




46. Virginia: highest number of alcohol-related motorcyle deaths




47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010)




48. West Virginia: highest rate of heart attack (6.5 percent of population)


49. Wisconsin: highest rate of binge drinking (23.2 percent of population)


50. Wyoming: highest rate of deadly car crashes (24.6 deaths per 100,000)



Edited by Doc Loco
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The reason why all states are bad is very obvious to me, that is cause they're all run by politicians!

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Some of these facts were rather surprising, others not so much. Part of the problem is too much government involvement in our life.

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Some of these facts were rather surprising, others not so much. Part of the problem is too much government involvement in our life.



I can't agree. Most of these issues are a result of bad behavor by the people involved. Cocanine use, not the gvmt, teen pregnancy, dont think so, low SAT scores, can't blame them. Highest corporate taxes, ok, got to give you that one.

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I guess there are worse things to be last in than slow to pay, or no pay.............

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Damn Washington is the best at something...47. Washington: most cases of bestiality (4 reported in 2010)

Got to love the saying Washington where the men are men and the sheep know it :Beat_Dead_Horse::MontyPythonYes-No::rasp:

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