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Health in Mississippi

Health is ranked on a scale of 1 (worst) to 100 (best).

Mississippi air quality is 56. (The US average is 58.)
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Mississippi water quality is 43. (The US average is 55.)
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Mississippi Superfund Index is 95. (The US average is 87.)
The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attentin paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 154 physicians per 100,000 population in Mississippi. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Mississippi commutes 24 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHMississippi, MississippiUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)56.158.4
  Water Quality (100=best)4355
  Superfund Sites (100=best)94.686.9
  Physicians per Cap.154210
  Health Cost93.2100
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    Jobs? - 3/25/2014
    There is always some type of employment opportunity here in Mississippi. You just have to be open minded and look at all the possibilities. Sometimes a change in... Read More

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    Hattiesburg The Hub City - 10/26/2013
    I just recently moved back to Mississippi from TN. I lived in Jackson before my move to TN and it was decent. I am looking to move from Hattiesburg because it is... Read More

    Mississippi: The South's Most Hospitable State - 7/25/2012
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