Report: Central Ohio's Delaware County is state's healthiest
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:26:33 GMT —
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report suggests that where you live plays a role in how healthy you are.
The study from the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks each of the nation's more than 3,000 counties. Delaware County, north of Columbus, is Ohio's healthiest county, followed by Geauga County in northeast Ohio. Southern Ohio's Lawrence and Scioto counties are on the bottom.
The report considered health factors such as smoking, obesity, binge drinking, unemployment, child poverty and air pollution.
The study illuminates a well-known trend: The least healthy counties tend to be poor and rural, and the healthiest ones tend to be urban or suburban and upper-income.
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