National Study Releases Health Rankings by State and County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A new study has released the 2013 health rankings for each state across the country.

The annual rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute were released Wednesday.

The survey is based on social and economic factors, including education, unemployment and income.

In West Virginia, the healthiest counties were Monongalia, Pendleton and Doddridge. The unhealthiest county was McDowell County. Wyoming, Mingo, Logan and Boone counties rounded out the least healthy counties.

Putnam County ranked #9, which was the highest ranked county in our area.

In Ohio, the healthiest counties were Geauga, Putnam and Delaware. Scioto County was the lowest ranked county. Lawrence, Jackson, Adams and Meigs rounded out the least healthy counties.

Athens County was the highest ranked county in southeast Ohio, ranking #61 out of the 88 counties.

In Kentucky, Oldham, Boone and Shelby counties were ranked the healthies counties in the commonwealth. Floyd County was ranked the least healthy, followed by Perry, Breathitt, Wolfe and Lee counties.

Greenup County was the highest ranking Kentucky county in our area coming in at #54 out of 120 counties.

Here's how the counties in our viewing area ranked:
West Virginia:
#9 Putnam
#13 Roane
#27 Jackson
#31 Braxton
#37 Kanawha
#39 Clay
#41 Cabell
#42 Mason
#44 Nicholas
#45 Raleigh
#47 Fayette
#48 Lincoln
#49 Wayne
#51 Boone
#52 Logan
#53 Mingo

Ohio:
#61 Athens
#77 Vinton
#81 Gallia
#84 Meigs
#86 Jackson
#87 Lawrence
#88 Scioto

Kentucky:
#54 Greenup
#73 Elliott
#86 Lewis
#88 Boyd
#91 Carter
#100 Lawrence
#104 Magoffin
#108 Johnson
#114 Martin
#115 Pike
#120 Floyd

To read more on the study, click the link to the right.


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