The big picture: Dr. Puja Uppal says: “It’s a fact. Where you live impacts your health!”
In the news: New research is showing that health disparities between more populated areas and rural areas are increasing. The latest study provides insights into heart failure rates in rural America.
Did you know that 20.0% of the adults living in Jefferson County currently smoke? 40.0% of the adults in Jefferson County are obese.
Doctor’s Expert Insight about Heart Health and Heart Failure
In Jefferson County, 7.1% of adults have COPD. 38.7% of the adults in Jefferson County have high blood pressure.
Both of these variables can impact heart failure outcomes.