Did you know that about six in ten Americans suffer from a chronic disease? Not only that, but roughly four in ten citizens in the United States unfortunately live with at least two chronic diseases. This infographic from My Health Champion takes data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine which counties across the United States have the highest prevalence of chronic diseases. Most are found in the southern portion of the United States, but chronic illnesses are unfortunately on the rise all over America.
Based on the data, it was determined that Harlan County, Kentucky is where the most chronic illnesses are found, with 66.2%. The infographic also includes ranking for conditions like obesity, heart disease and COPD rates. It was found that McDowell County, West Virginia has the highest prevalence of heart disease at 15.1%, with Tensas Parish, Louisiana with the second highest rate at 14.8%.