Healthiest Counties in the United States.

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    Apr 08, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

    Find out where your fat ass ranks.
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    Apr 08, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    California was pretty obvious. The coastal cities/counties outranked the inland regions.
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    Apr 08, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    Florida was too! The closer to Georgia and Alabama and the redneck country, the worse shape!
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    Apr 08, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Fairfax County is at the top in Virginia. Interesting.

    They consider death before age 75 to be premature. Also interesting.
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    Apr 08, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    I think the other factor is population density. I mean, nobody fuckin lives in those dark green areas. Just a few crazies that run meth labs..

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    Apr 09, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    idk about county.. but my city was recently recognized for being the 2nd most obese city in the nation...icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Would be interesting to see these rankings compared to income. I'd assume that the rich folks are generally healthier than the poor...
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 09, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Rutherford, TN #3

    Partner lives in Fayette, KY #10
  • metta

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    Apr 09, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    xrichx saidCalifornia was pretty obvious. The coastal cities/counties outranked the inland regions.



    Well, it is good that most of the population is along the coast as well. I would guess that if you broke it down by income or education that the results would be similar as well.
  • creature

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    Apr 09, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Montgomery County is the 2nd healthiest county in MD icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    My county Somerset came in 3rd in NJ...and yes the top 3 counties are pretty affluent and the worst are pretty poor so I think there is a correlation with income
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think the other factor is population density. I mean, nobody fuckin lives in those dark green areas. Just a few crazies that run meth labs..

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    There is a multi billion dollar agriculture business in that area

    "California is the nation’s top agricultural state, and has been for more than 50 years. Agriculture generates approximately $36.2 billion a year, more than any other state."
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    Yup.. If you have money, you can afford health insurance and you can afford to buy decent food.
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidMy county Somerset came in 3rd in NJ...and yes the top 3 counties are pretty affluent and the worst are pretty poor so I think there is a correlation with income
    Shhh! Dont tell that to the GOP!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    My county in NJ (Union) came in #10
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    Apr 09, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    jerseywoof saidMy county Somerset came in 3rd in NJ...and yes the top 3 counties are pretty affluent and the worst are pretty poor so I think there is a correlation with income
    Shhh! Dont tell that to the GOP!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    well these are the three most republican counties in the state, although I think Obama may have won Somerset last election
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    Apr 09, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    There is a multi billion dollar agriculture business in that area

    "California is the nation’s top agricultural state, and has been for more than 50 years. Agriculture generates approximately $36.2 billion a year, more than any other state."
    Maybe in Central California. But Kern and Tulare county, no. San Bernardino county has grape fields and wineries. Northern California, near the border is all marijuana growers. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    They don't make the top 5 list but Imperial county also has a lot of agriculture near the Mexican border. It looks like Mexico over.


    Top 5 counties in agricultural sales 2007
    Percent of state total receipts Thousands $
    1. Fresno County 11.0 3,730,546
    2. Tulare County 9.8 3,335,014
    3. Kern County 9.5 3,204,147
    4. Merced County 6.9 2,330,408
    5. Monterey County 6.4 2,178,470


    "As a committee member, Kalin was an advocate to preserve the sea-created microclimate. While the sea temperature never falls below 50 degrees, the warm seawater creates conditions where the area seldom freezes. The water warms wintertime winds from the northwest.

    “This allows farmers at the south end to grow crops when nobody else can,” Kalin said. “That means nationwide the first lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, and onions come off earlier than any other place in the U.S. That is an economic advantage for the farmer for a short period of time because of the warming that occurs,” he said."

    http://westernfarmpress.com/farmers-question-impact-salton-sea-restoration-alternative-plan-california-agriculture-0

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    Apr 09, 2012 3:41 AM GMT


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    Apr 09, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidMy county Somerset came in 3rd in NJ...and yes the top 3 counties are pretty affluent and the worst are pretty poor so I think there is a correlation with income


    Those counties probably also have fewer smokers. Lower income levels also tend to smoke more. Percentage of smokers was one the factors in determining a county's rating. It's too bad, now that cigarettes are about $7 a pack it is hurting them even before the the long term effects of smoking hurt their health.
  • starboard5

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    Apr 09, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Seems to be a correlation between health and education, at least in Florida. No surprise.
  • tautomer

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    Apr 09, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    Woo, #1 county in Oregon! Not surprised though.
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    Apr 09, 2012 8:45 AM GMT
    metta8 saidThey don't make the top 5 list but Imperial county also has a lot of agriculture near the Mexican border. It looks like Mexico over.


    Top 5 counties in agricultural sales 2007
    Percent of state total receipts Thousands $
    1. Fresno County 11.0 3,730,546
    2. Tulare County 9.8 3,335,014
    3. Kern County 9.5 3,204,147
    4. Merced County 6.9 2,330,408
    5. Monterey County 6.4 2,178,470...


    And Kings and Madera counties are not far behind. These counties above feed YOU in much of the US (and a good portion of the world with respect to certain crops), so just remember that when you support policies which harm agriculture (such as shipping our Northern California water to satisfy the wasteful usages of water in Southern California, for just one example.)
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:16 AM GMT
    My Parish (Jefferson) in Louisiana came in #14. I blame hurricane Katrina for it, icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 09, 2012 9:27 AM GMT
    Wake County is #1!

    (This just means we eat a little less BBQ than everybody else, I suppose.) icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif