How healthy is Ohio? County health rankings for United States released

How healthy is Ohio? County health rankings for United States released

A new report out Wednesday morning compared the well-being of almost every county in the United States.

The Metropolitan Health District said there are things to be proud about, but there's still a long way to go after Bexar County ranked 115 out of 242 Texas counties in health standings.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released its annual County Health Rankings.

Near the top of the list, Eaton County is the 16th healthiest county in the state.

"We know that health is influenced by many factors, and while we have made great strides, there are still gaps we must address", explains Dr. Marissa J. Levine, the State Health Commissioner.

Rivas said the intentions of the rankings are to show what specific areas people can target to improve health at a local level. A pattern of disparity by race in low birthweight can be seen across the nation, with poor birth outcomes more likely among Blacks. "Kansas and Wyandotte County are no different there".

Rankings for the entire state can be found on the organization's website.

Taking all those factors into account, Wyandotte County ranked No. 99 out of the 103 Kansas counties measured (two counties were not included).

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This is the ninth year the rankings have been published.

Out of the 242 Texas counties that were measured, Bell County ranked 78 and McLennan County, 124.

The health factors rankings are similar. Today, 1 in 5 children grow up in poverty.

It highlighted data on low birth weight, which is associated with increased health risks, as an example, along with unemployment and high school graduation rates. "We are taking action". Olmsted County came in at #14, Freeborn County is #34, and Mower County is ranked the 56th healthiest county in Minnesota.

"We will continue to work with our community partners to achieve a caring and inclusive community where everyone can achieve their optimum well-being", Browning said.

Forsyth County health director Marlon Hunter said "many of the health challenges are generational. And not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy", said Ali Havrilla, a community coach with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which released the data. Available data show that, for the majority of US counties, child poverty rates for American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, or Hispanic children are higher than rates for White children, and these rates are often twice as high.

The percentage of Beaufort County's population with adequate access to locations for physical activity was 82 percent, compared to the state's 54 percent. Even highly ranked Brown and Nicollet counties are above the state average in adult obesity.

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