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Life Expectancy in Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN metro area, life expectancy is 77.3 years at birth, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Ohio, life expectancy […]

Cincinnati Residents More Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 19.4% of adults in the Cincinnati metro area smoke, higher than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 21.0% statewide smoking rate. The Cincinnati smoking rate is the third lowest in Ohio. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Ohio Has the Most McDonald’s in America

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 […]

Ohio’s Vaccination Rate is Higher Than the National Rate

Despite longstanding recommendations to vaccinate, preventable infectious diseases are still a major cause of disability and death in the United States. The current immunization schedule saves 33,000 lives, prevents 14 million cases of disease, and saves tens of billions of dollars in health care costs a year. While progress has been achieved, still an estimated […]

Ohio is Worse Than Most States for Healthy Retirement

The number of senior citizens living in the United States is expected to double in the next 25 years. The aging baby boom generation and improved medical technology will lead to significant increased demand for health care, palliative care, and other industries specifically tailored to the aging population. Some states are likely better prepared than […]

Cincinnati’s Health Insurance Coverage is Among the Worst 25% in America

When compared to European countries and other developed nations such as New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, The United States stands out as the only nation without a publicly financed universal health care system. Around one third of U.S. residents are covered by public programs, namely Medicaid and Medicare. Including private coverage, 88.3% of Americans have […]

Ohio Has A Lower Skin Cancer Rate Than Most States

An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Diagnosis rates of melanoma — one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer — doubled in the United States between 1982 and 2011. Meanwhile, skin cancer treatment cost Americans $8.1 billion a year from 2007 to 2011, more than […]

Cincinnati is More Stressed-Out Than 80% of American Cities

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans face increasing debt burdens, stagnant wages, and rising poverty levels. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans’ stress levels are trending downward. However, the improvements […]

Cincinnati is More Miserable Than 85% of American Cities

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Happier workers are often more productive, and a healthy economy can improve the well-being of residents. Measuring well-being is a complex process, and the well-being of populations varies tremendously across the United States. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed polling company Gallup’s 2015 Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures the well-being of […]

Cincinnati is the 10th Most Miserable City in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Not only are happier workers often more productive, but a healthy economy can also improve the well-being of an area’s residents. The measurement of well-being is both complex and extremely diverse across the United States. No large urban area in the United States had happier residents than the North […]

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