Geauga County has the healthiest residents in Ohio and Scioto County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the fourth annual County Health Rankings, released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).See where your county ranks by clicking HERE 

The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states.

Nationally, the data revealed that unhealthy counties have more than twice the rate of premature deaths than healthy ones and childhood poverty rates are twice as high in unhealthy counties.

The Rankings allow counties to see how they compare to other counties within the state based on a range of factors that influence health including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, and family and social support. This year’s Rankings include new measures, such as how many dentists are in a community per resident.

According to the 2013 Rankings, the five healthiest counties in Ohio, starting with most healthy, are Geauga, followed by Putnam, Delaware, Medina, and Holmes. The five counties in the poorest health, starting with least healthy, are Scioto, Lawrence, Jackson, Adams, and Meigs.

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