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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cuyahoga County Is Not Healthy

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 6:30 AM

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The results of the new County Health Rankings, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, came out yesterday, but we didn't notice — we were eating doughnuts, chain smoking, drinking beer, and free-basing pizza.

What did we miss? Apparently Cuyahoga County is not healthy, ranking 69th out of Ohio's 88 counties for overall health. Whoops.

Geauga and Medina fared well, coming in second and third respectively.

The PD reports on the factors the pencil-pushers used in determining the grades:

That's why the study looks at a broad range of factors, such as the rate of people dying before age 75; health behaviors such as tobacco use, exercise and unsafe sex; social factors such as poverty, education, employment and crime rates; the environment including access to parks, fresh food and clean air; and medical care.

That does it. We're only having three hot dogs at the Tribe game tomorrow.

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