Who knew that Louisiana had the highest rate of gonorrhea in the the US and Maryland the highest rate of AIDS’ diagnoses? Pennsylvania has the rightest rate of deaths by arson while Virginia has the highest rate of drunk motorcycle deaths. Kentucky has the highest rate of cancer deaths and the highest rate of smoking. Ummm, perhaps there’s a correlation? Just a guess.
Mississippi is number one in so many things, all of them bad, teen birth rate, childhood poverty, infant mortality, lowest median household income, obesity, and STDs. Anyone who has ever been to Massachusetts will not be surprised to learn that they have the worst drivers. It hardly seems possible but Utah has highest rate of online subscriptions to pornographic magazines. Just what are all those Mormons doing late at night?
This handy map shows statistically the worst thing about each state. Click on the map to enlarge.
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