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County health rankings in the TN Valley

County health rankings in the TN Valley

But the news isn't all good. Even highly ranked Brown and Nicollet counties are above the state average in adult obesity.

Rock County gained two spots in the health outcomes category from 2017 to 2018 in Rock County. The rankings are based on a wide variety of data and use the most recent results, which can be from early as 2014 or 2015.

The 2018 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranked Rock County as 58th out of 72 counties in the state for health outcomes and 65th for health factors.

The county's ranking for health factors - 30 measures relating to health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic and physical environment values - has been up and down.

New health rankings released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. However, an expert with the Kansas Health Institute said it's still impressive to be in the top quartile. Sonoma County's graduation rates have improved since 2011, when the health ranking was first launched.

But, she credits most of the county's public health work to its association with a regional group, the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

LDCHD has, however, identified inequity in economic categories, many of which came up as concerns in last year's Community Health Assessment.

Megan Kirby, SHIP staff for Waseca and Le Sueur County, said that they primarily concern themselves with community health and hunger. They work to find ways to provide fresh food to locals, or promote healthier living.

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"Our goal is to really reach ultimate health equity, for everybody", Kirby said.

"We know that where one lives can affect length of life and quality of life", she tells KYW Newsradio. Cambria has never ranked higher than 60.

The county's teen birth rate declined from 36 per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19 reported previous year to 30 per 1,000, which also is the state rate. About 35 percent of Le Sueur County adults report a high BMI.

"We are looking for people who want to help in the immediate areas where they live", she said.

Madison County ranked as the second healthiest county in the state. "There's a perception then among the public that we're doing a good job". Raquel Bournhonesque, a County Health Rankings public health representative, said counties often move up or down the list relative to how other counties perform.

For example, in quality of life, the county's rank improved from 22nd to 20th, but the data supporting it was the same.

The county made that jump with only nine of the 30 measures improving. That measure includes the percentage reporting fair or poor health (13); the number of poor physical health days (3.4) and poor mental health days (3.6) in a 30-day period; and percentage of low birth weights (6.5).

Another notable factor in the report is a continuous upward trend in sexually transmitted infections and alcohol-related behaviors. "Look at the median income in the upper (ranked) counties and the lower (ranked) counties and see how that translates to health". While smoking sits at around 15 percent for the rest of Minnesota, that number is dropped by two percent in the county.


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