Analysis: U.S. counties ranked in overall health
When it comes to health, where does your county fall within the state? Rankings released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute look at the overall health of each county and a variety of contributing factors. The analysis is intended in part to help local governments better address their health needs.
The fourth annual County Health Rankings found that residents in the unhealthiest counties are dying at more than twice the rates of those in the healthiest counties, and that people in healthier counties are 1.4 times more likely to have access to a doctor and dentist. Teen birth rates are more than twice as high in the least healthy counties than in the healthiest counties.
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