These 8 Counties Have The Healthiest People In All Of Arizona
When it comes to health, Arizona has not always been a high ranking state. In fact, we only recently have started improving our health after a particularly fattening time in the ‘90s. Last year, we were ranked as the 29th healthiest state in the US, so we’re seeing some slight improvements. If we break that down into counties, we can really see where health thrives and suffers.
Today, however, we are going to report the good news and focus on the healthiest counties according to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The data included is just a snapshot of all the different factors that go into determining the health rate of each county, so keep in mind that some counties do better in certain areas that others. Also, in general, lower numbers are a good thing when looking at this particular list. The only exception here is the food environment index, which measures both reliable access to food and access to healthy foods. Ideally, that number should be at 10.
Next week, we’ll be looking at the unhealthiest counties in the state using similar data. In the meantime, what do you think of these rankings? Did any of them surprise you? Tell us your reactions in the comments below!
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Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.