Tennessee Health


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Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States with an estimated population of 6.85 million people. The state is known for its natural beauty, diverse terrain, and a number of cultural attractions. Tennessee also has a high quality healthcare system with many local hospitals and medical facilities available to residents. The healthcare system provides access to the latest medical treatments and technologies, ensuring that residents have access to top-notch care when needed. The healthcare system also focuses on preventive care and offers resources to help individuals improve their overall health. Additionally, Tennessee's government has enacted various policies aimed at improving the health of all residents in the state, such as expanding Medicaid coverage for adults and children, providing free vaccines to low-income families, and creating programs to educate people about preventative healthcare measures. All these efforts demonstrate that Tennessee is committed to keeping its citizens healthy and safe.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 204 physicians per 100,000 population in Tennessee. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Tennessee area is 122.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

122.0 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Tennessee area is 72 (100=best). The US average is 55.

72 / 100

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.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Tennessee area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 100

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 attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Tennessee commutes 24.8 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Tennessee area is 58 (100=best). The US average is 58.

58 / 100

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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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I was born and raised in this state but Tennessee is going downhill fast. First, you should be aware middle Tennessee is #1 in the nation for nighttime tornados.  More

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Some friends moved to Nashville and surrounding areas and love it.We enjoy visiting the area, but were trying to narrow down areas to relocate to in TN.We will be  More

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Let me start with a little bit about me. First off, I am a believer in the Lord Jesus.Second, I'm from the communist state of NJ. I live near Manhattan and I can't  More

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