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Delaware, Johnson top list of healthy counties

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A new report finds people who live in poorer parts of Iowa, statistically, are less healthy than Iowans who live elsewhere. 

The report by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the disparities between some Iowa counties.

It shows the healthy counties are mostly in northeast Iowa, while the least healthy are mostly in southern Iowa, where family incomes historically have been lower. 

The report ranked counties on two separate lists, Health Outcomes and Health Factors.

Health Outcomes looked at mortality and morbidity rates.

Delaware County tops the list for Health Outcomes, while Appanoose County ranks the lowest.

Here's where other counties in the KWWL viewing area rank for Health Outcomes:
Johnson - 5
Bremer - 7
Winneshiek - 8
Benton - 15
Cedar - 16
Dubuque - 18
Washington - 20
Chickasaw - 22
Grundy - 26
Linn - 35
Buchanan - 37
Clayton - 38
Allamakee - 44
Jones - 47
Iowa - 51
Fayette - 61
Keokuk - 66
Black Hawk - 70
Tama - 71
Butler - 72

Health Factors looked at health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. Johnson County ranked the highest for Health Factors, with Van Buren County coming in last.

Here's where other counties in the KWWL viewing area rank for Health Factors:
Winneshiek - 3
Bremer - 5
Grundy - 6
Dubuque - 8
Cedar - 16
Linn - 21
Butler - 22
Iowa - 23
Washington - 25
Delaware - 31
Benton - 36
Black Hawk - 59
Buchanan - 66
Tama - 68
Jones - 71
Keokuk - 73
Chickasaw - 79
Clayton - 80
Fayette - 83
Allamakee - 97

For more information on the report, visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/iowa.

 

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