For all the U-S-A, U-S-A rah rah that goes around, the United States can be a shameful place. The below map lays out some of the statistically worst things about each state. It covers everything from health to crime to travel to drug use. Some states don't have it so bad (Ohio, the "nerdiest") but others really kind of suck (Mississippi has the highest rate of obesity at 35.3% of total population ... and ranks poorly in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty at 31.9%, highest rate of infant mortality at 1.01%, lowest median household income at $35,078, lowest teacher salary in 2013, highest teen birth rate at 71.9 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 and highest overall rate of STDs. Phew.). The map was originally produced by pleatedjeans.com and the Cartographic Research Lab at the University of Alabama, and gathers from an array of sources. It's not 100% science proof ... some of the metrics are taken from purely qualitative rankings (i.e. North Dakota). It's supposed to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but some of the stats will really shock you.
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