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More Than One in Three Adults in Tennessee Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

More than one in three adults in America are getting less sleep than they need. While insufficient sleep is often considered normal, it can have dramatic effects on a population’s health and productivity. According to research funded by the National Institutes of Health, sleep deprivation in America is a largely unaddressed and growing public health […]

Morristown Residents Have Shortest Life Expectancy of Any Tennessee City

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 can expect to live 78.8 years, down slightly from 78.9 years in 2014. Heart disease and cancer remain the leading causes of death in the […]

Nashville Residents Lead More Sedentary Lives Than Adults Nationwide

According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week, as well as two or more sessions of muscle strengthening activities. However, a large share of Americans do not exercise at all outside of getting up and going to work, and that share has […]

Nashville Residents More Obese Than the Average American

The obesity epidemic is one the most serious health problems in America today. The incidence of obesity has more than tripled since 1980 among children aged 2 to 19 years and has increased substantially among the rest of the population. Today, 27.0% of adults are obese. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, 32.0% of adults are […]

Nashville Residents Live Longer Than in Any Tennessee City

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 can expect to live 78.8 years, down slightly from 78.9 years in 2014. Heart disease and cancer remain the leading cause of deaths in the […]

Tennessee is America’s 7th Least Healthy State

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Life Expectancy in Nashville Below National Average

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN metro area, life expectancy is 77.2 years at birth, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Tennessee, life expectancy […]

Nashville is the Drunkest City in Tennessee

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report different […]

Nashville Residents More Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 21.3% of adults in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area smoke, higher than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 24.2% statewide smoking rate. The Nashville smoking rate is the third lowest in Tennessee. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Tennessee is Among the States With the Most McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in America with nearly 16,000 locations nationwide. In areas that have the most McDonald’s per capita, the population tends to have higher rates of obesity and heart disease. While a direct connection cannot be made between McDonald’s and negative health outcomes, areas with clusters of fast-food […]

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