Erie, Niagara among 15 unhealthiest counties in the state

Erie, Niagara among 15 unhealthiest counties in the state

Erie, Niagara among 15 unhealthiest counties in the state

Anderson is South Carolina's 15th healthiest county, according to the rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

"The County Health Rankings show us that where people live plays a key role in how long and how well they live", said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, foundation president and CEO, in a news release.

Queens ranked 14th in health outcomes among 62 NY counties, according to a report released by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps on Wednesday.

The overall rankings in health factors represent what influences the health of a county.

Meanwhile, Loudon County, Farifax County and Arlington County were the first, second and third healthiest in the state, respectively. But county health officials said the real story is the county's improvement since 2011, when it was 12th.

"We have a very strong community coalition", Lee said, which focuses on outreach, education and networking.

The report also shows that one-in-five New Mexicans, or 20 percent, report their health as fair or poor, compared with a USA median of 16 percent, according to the 2017 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.

Wyoming County has an adult obesity rate of 39 percent, and an adult smoking rate of 25 percent.

Florida's healthiest top five counties are: St. John's, Collier, Sarasota, Seminole and Martin.

Residents of Labette County in southeast Kansas took the unenviable title of Kansas' least-healthy people from Wyandotte County in the 2017 County Health Rankings released Wednesday.

Bob Elmore, chairman of the Monroe County Board, said the economy in Monroe County is expanding. All in all, the report looks at more than 30 individual health factors including income inequality, housing, jobs, education and more. FDOH-Escambia works in collaboration with local governments, non-profit organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations, and many other stakeholders to improve the health of all people in Escambia County, Florida. From 2014 to 2015, 85 percent of the increase in premature deaths can be attributed to a swift increase in deaths among these younger populations, the findings showed.

This is the seventh consecutive year Bronx County came in last place when it comes to health statistics.

Statewide, 24 percent of people are considered in poor to fair health, double the rate in the top performing USA counties. In recent years, premature death increased most among people ages 15 to 44. Bournhonesque said the counties' low rankings may be influenced in large part by premature death, which is disproportionately high in Native American and African-American communities. Last year, experts reported that there were flaws in New York City's method of testing water for lead, according to a New York Times article. The county also has a high number of children in poverty, almost 20 percent.

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