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Area Counties Ranked In Health Ratings

Nemaha County was second only to Johnson County in overall health in the state of Kansas, according to the recently released County Health Rankings, which put Washington County 27th, and Marshall 28th. That is designed to represent the overall health of the residents, and is based on four measures including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment factors. Washington County ranked considerably higher in overall health outcomes ranked at number 9, with Marshall falling to 37th, and Nemaha County 16th. This represents how healthy counties are within the state, based on how long people live, and how healthy they feel. An action center, included with the data online, provides tools to help groups working together to create healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

Gage County was low on both metrics ranked among Nebraska counties, at number 64 in overall health, and 72 in health outcomes. The findings, along with additional details are available online at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

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