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DEKALB is the nineteenth healthiest county in Georgia
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DEKALB is the nineteenth healthiest county in Georgia

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – DEKALB is the nineteenth healthiest county in Georgia according to a new  study published by CountyHealthRankings.com.

 

The study was completed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  It analyzed various health factors in counties across the nation including mortality morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.  Each county in the state of Georgia was ranked on a scale of 1 to 156 with 1 being the healthiest county in the state and 156 being the unhealthiest.

 

Here’s a breakdown of how Dekalb fared in each of the categories:

 

Mortality: 12

Morbidity: 29

Health Behaviors: 8

Clinical Care: 8

Social & Economic Factors: 68

Physical Environment: 136

 

Of all the counties in Georgia, Fayette County was ranked the healthiest.  Calhoun County was listed as the unhealthiest.

 

You can take a look at the full report including deeper breakdown of the health rankings at CountyHealthRankings.com.

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