On this page, you can find various health care maps related to the Southern Crescent — maps on heart disease, diabetes, obesity and chlamydia, all of which have comparatively high rates in the Crescent.
The death rate from heart disease for people 35 and older is higher in the Crescent. More info.
Death rate per 100,000 people, age 35+. all race. all gender. 2008-10, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Controo.
People living in the Southern Crescent have a higher overall percentage of diabetes. More info.
Age-adjusted estimates of th percentage of adults whith diagnosed diabetes, 2010. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Diabetes Surveillance System.
People in the Crescent are more obese than in other areas. (Map via Maxmasnick.com)
Age-adjusted estimates of the percentage of adults who are obese, 2008 data, Centers for Disease Control.
Crescent counties tend to have a higher rate of the sexually-transmitted disease Chlamydia. More info.
Chlamydia — rates by County, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV./AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, 2010.