A while ago, we wrote an article featuring the 10 Healthiest Counties in Florida. Some readers were proud of their counties, and some were surprised by the results. So we decided to use the same data to find out which counties were rated Florida’s unhealthiest. We determined this using research from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps for 2015, which takes into account things like length of life, quality of life, and quality of environment, as well as social and behavioral factors such as smoking and excessive drinking.
Here are the 10 unhealthiest counties in Florida:
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What factors do you think put counties at risk for health problems like these? Did any of these surprise you? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.