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Here Are The 10 Unhealthiest Counties In Missouri

Using data compiled by, counties in Missouri were ranked based on Health Outcomes (length of life and quality of life), Health Factors (health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment). Out of a total of 114 counties ranked, the following were in the bottom ten. Keep in mind that if you are living in one of these counties and are concerned about these numbers, you can contact your local government to find out what they are doing about it.

Do you live in one of these counties? If you do, don’t feel too bad (I live smack dab in the middle of #8 myself), but you might want to get active in your community and come up with solutions to improve the health statistics in your county. Share your opinions in the comments below.

Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.