Cabell County Makes Another List.
Here is another article related to Cabell County West Virginia, health matters, and U.S. county health standings. If you don’t believe me perhaps you will believe the Wall Street Journal.
Would you think that the Cabell County Health Department should get a hand in this accomplishment? Personally, I think they deserve the boot.
Coming in at number 7 throughout the USA, Cabell County again makes near top of a national list:
“7. Cabell, W.V.
Premature deaths (years of life lost per 100,000): 11,787 (26th highest)
Percent reporting fair or poor health: 21% (131st highest)
Children in poverty: 35% (tied for 39th highest)
Largest municipality: Huntington
Cabell’s health failings are numerous and perhaps most apparent in the high rate of births with low weight. The county ranks among the worst in the country in that category with more than 11% of babies born with low birth weight. The county also has relatively high rates for the number of days residents report being physically unhealthy and mentally unhealthy each month at 4.8 and 4.7, respectively. Additionally, 14% of adults in the area are diabetic, which is among the nation’s highest rates.” according the The Most Unhealthy Counties in America - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/04/06/the-most-unhealthy-counties-in-america/#ixzz1rYAPSTMQ.
Earlier, when Huntington, WV wanted to improve itself it visited Mississippi for pointers, right? Well, on this particular list, Pearl River, Mississippi is at number ten. So West Virginia, do you still want to want to seek their council?
Folks, just in case you don’t want to look up the data:
“10. Pearl River, Miss.
Premature deaths (years of life lost per 100,000): 12,162 (16th highest)
Percent reporting fair or poor health: 22% (77th highest)
Children in poverty: 32% (87th highest)
Largest municipality: Picayune
Pearl River County stands out as particularly unhealthy compared to the rest of the country in a number of categories. Perhaps most striking is the vast number of residents dying prematurely. Of the 1,000 counties in the report, Pearl River ranks 16th worst in this category. The residents’ unhealthy lifestyle contributes to their poor health. Thirty-two percent of adults in the region smoke — the country’s fifth-highest rate. At 63%, the county also has one of the highest rates of fast-food restaurants among all restaurants. Additionally, the county has one of the highest rates of preventable hospital stays among medicare enrollees,” as identified in The Most Unhealthy Counties in America - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/04/06/the-most-unhealthy-counties-in-america/#ixzz1rYCzQzDV.
You have heard me rant about the Clean Water Act, and the flowing of ‘STUFF’ via ground waters, effecting well water, entering streams, and the Mudd, and OHIO Rivers, right? Does Scioto. Ohio receive flowing Ohio River water down stream from the Cabell County area? Hello!
“8. Scioto, Ohio
Premature deaths (years of life lost per 100,000): 11,262 (44th highest)
Percent reporting fair or poor health: 26% (27th highest)
Children in poverty: 32% (84th highest)
Largest municipality: Portsmouth
On average, residents of Scioto, Ohio, report being physically unhealthy 7.1 days out of each month — the second-highest rate in the country. They also report being mentally unhealthy 6.2 days each month, which is the fifth-highest rate in the country. As is the case with many other counties on this list, Scioto has a number of particularly unhealthy behavioral traits. For example, 36% of residents are smokers — the country’s highest rate. The county also has among the highest rates of preventable hospital stays among medicare enrollees,” again according to The Most Unhealthy Counties in America - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/04/06/the-most-unhealthy-counties-in-america/#ixzz1rYDpLGiu.
But your government officials will tell you that this is ‘apples and oranges’ in relationship. But then again they will tell you just about anything, you think?
View this video and ask yourself, ‘can I get better yield in my crops, enjoy a fresh drink of water, do I care if the flow crosses my neighbors’ property, or so what, it flows down stream - it doesn’t stay here’. Okay, your answer. Obviously, US EPA, WVDEP, and Cabell County, WV officials don’t care, this dump has been going on since 2000. Now, are you interested?
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The post is long, but so is the crime against humanity. Too many government agencies all name but enough blame to go around don’t you think Governor.