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Old 12-02-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked the health of each county in the country. Included in the methodology are things such as smoking rates, cancer rates, mortality rates, obesity rates, access to medical care, quality of medical care, education levels, poverty rates, and environmental quality.

Here's how Tennessee's 95 counties stack up:


1 Williamson
2 Sumner
3 Rutherford
4 Moore
5 Blount
6 Wilson
7 Putnam
8 Knox
9 Robertson
10 Montgomery
11 Franklin
12 Cannon
13 Davidson
14 Chester
15 Loudon
16 Maury
17 Bradley
18 Fayette
19 Weakley
20 Giles
21 Cheatham
22 Crockett
23 Bedford
24 Bledsoe
25 Hamilton
26 Sevier
27 Grainger
28 Jefferson
29 Lincoln
30 Van Buren
31 Dickson
32 Hawkins
33 Washington
34 Lawrence
35 Stewart
36 Greene
37 Wayne
38 Sullivan
39 Tipton
40 Humphreys
41 Monroe
42 Cumberland
43 Houston
44 Madison
45 Roane
46 Anderson
47 Overton
48 Hamblen
49 White
50 Coffee
51 Obion
52 Smith
53 McMinn
54 Carter
55 Unicoi
56 Warren
57 Macon
58 Shelby
59 Scott
60 Gibson
61 Marshall
62 Morgan
63 McNairy
64 DeKalb
65 Henderson
66 Jackson
67 Meigs
68 Union
69 Hickman
70 Henry
71 Dyer
72 Pickett
73 Claiborne
74 Sequatchie
75 Perry
76 Lauderdale
77 Haywood
78 Hardin
79 Johnson
80 Hancock
81 Polk
82 Lake
83 Marion
84 Clay
85 Trousdale
86 Decatur
87 Rhea
88 Cocke
89 Carroll
90 Hardeman
91 Lewis
92 Campbell
93 Fentress
94 Grundy
95 Benton
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Thank you for the info. Here's the link.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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Thank you for the info. Here's the link.
Oops! Thanks, I meant to provide the link but just forgot.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Looking at the relative rankings, there does seem to be a correlation between higher growth suburban counties and cities (and ones with lots of transplants) compared to some of the smaller more rural counties. That doesn't speak well of native Tennesseans, really.


Very interesting that Moore County (Lynchburg) is so high. Guess the whiskey cleans out your system.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Looking at the relative rankings, there does seem to be a correlation between higher growth suburban counties and cities (and ones with lots of transplants) compared to some of the smaller more rural counties. That doesn't speak well of native Tennesseans, really.


Very interesting that Moore County (Lynchburg) is so high. Guess the whiskey cleans out your system.
High growth suburban counties and cities tend to have more access to higher quality health care, a higher education level and lower poverty rates. All factors considered in calculating the score. They also tend to have younger populations which would rank better in many of the other categories. It's more of a comparison of how easy it would be to maintain good health in a given area than an actual comparison of how healthy residents of equal age are today.

That said I'm shocked my county scored as high as it did considering we have no hospital, no 24 hour medical care other than an ambulance to another county, the only dental is through the county health department, no optometrist, a part-time pharmacy, low educational attainment, high poverty, an aging population.... and still we get a 30.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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Davidson is quite impressive for an urban county.
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