Posted: Oct 3, 2002 11:35 pm
That Elvis called Memphis home didn’t help it in our survey — the city ranks below average in most categories “SELF’s” experts deemed
important. Violent crimes and rapes occur at close to double our survey’s average rate. Memphis-area women have sky high rates of sexually transmitted diseases and rank in the bottom 6 percent for exercise; their average body-mass index is 27.3 — overweight by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standards. Plus, Memphis has a high number of
motor vehicle deaths and ranks below average for healthy eating.
Memphis is however coming back to life according to resident Cary Cauthen, 31, who says, “You see more stores opening, hear about health programs on the radio. You see problems being attacked
but we do have one of the highest rates of bedonkadonk butt! take that, SELF magazine!