Well that too. But the thing which skews statistics is the high ratio of blacks per population, which is also the demographic with the highest rates of obesity, STDs, and poverty. Mississippi has the highest ratio of blacks per capita of any state in the Union, which is a definite factor in Mississippi’s poor showing in placement regarding negative statistics.
Many people don’t know that before the civil war, Mississippi was one of, if not the richest state in the Union.
“highest rates of obesity....and poverty.”
Funny, since the 1 is usually mutually exclusive of the other.