These 8 Counties Have the Healthiest People of All in Utah
Wow, Utah! Did you know that our state is ranked overall #5 in the nation for the healthiest residents? United Health Foundation’s annual report ranks states based on four categories: obesity, physical inactivity, smoking and diabetes.
CountyHealthRankings.org ranks the counties of each state, based on many factors in the following categories:
Length of life
Quality of life
Social and economic factors
Utah has 29 counties; here are the top 8 healthiest overall. I’ve included some of each county’s most impressive statistics; check out the report for more thorough details on each county.
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As I’ve already mentioned, Utah ranks very well overall for healthy residents, so even if your county isn’t on this list, odds are good that its residents are doing well. Here’s the rankings of the other counties in Utah:
Salt Lake County
Box Elder County
San Juan County
Daggett and Rich Counties did not have adequate data to be ranked, where do you think they would be on this list? Did any of these surprise you? Which county do you live in and what makes it so healthy -an abundance of gyms, parks, or health food shops? Let us know!
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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