4 Facts About American South

1. The American South had a significantly higher rate of hospital discharges in 2005 than other regions of the United States, but the rate had declined to be closer to the overall national rate by 2011.

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2. The American South has a higher percentage of obese people and diabetics.

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3. The American South continues to have the highest percentage of African Americans in the country, due to the history of slavery.

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4. The American South is among the fastest-growing areas in the United States.

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