We're number one! Ottawa County tops for health

We're number one! Ottawa County tops for health

The report found that the five healthiest localities in the state were: Loudoun County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls Church and Poquoson. "Our county's strong partnerships and investments to prevent and reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, infant mortality, domestic violence, the opioid epidemic and trauma will continue to build greater resiliency and our community's health over time".

The Rankings rely on a robust set of data and analysis that allows counties to see what is making residents healthy or sick and how counties compared to others within the state.

The report includes health, social and economic factors, along with clinical care and health environment. The order changes when it comes to health factors: Collin, No. 1, Rockwall, No. 2 and Denton, No. 6. The healthiest county is right here in central Ohio-Delaware County. Orange County was ranked 15, and Leon County came in at 16.

Clinical care, including access to care and quality of care. Together the two organizations release annual rankings for each state's counties.

19 percent of adults in Branch County smoke, 20 percent are excessive drinkers while 32 percent are obese. A new report compares the well-being of almost every county in the US. Its low birth weight rate was 10 percent, compared to the statewide average of 7 percent. In 2017, the county was ranked fifth for health outcomes and second for health factors. The five counties in the poorest health, starting with least healthy, are Menominee, Milwaukee, Sawyer, Adams and Langlade counties.

"I am pleased to see less years of productive life lost due to premature death", said Rebecca Kaufman, Director of Public Health for Broome County.

The 2018 health rankings show the St. Cloud area slightly improved.

David Plyler, the chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, said the county could remain at its current ranking in the short term because "instant success is not always prevalent".

Your zip code can be a good indicator of your health. Among racial and ethnic groups in DE, rates of children in poverty range from 10 percent to 37 percent with Hispanic children faring the worst and white children faring the best.

Jerome said that in addition to the data, the study provides resources for communities to improve their approaches to public health.

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