New study measures health among Indiana counties

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New study measures health among Indiana counties

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Hamilton County is the healthiest county in Indiana. Joe Marx with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the research looked the effects housing and job opportunity have on public health.

Hamilton County had a low death rate before the age of 75, only six-percent of infants with low birth weights, and 92-percent of residents have access to exercise opportunities.

The unhealthiest county was Fayette County, with a much higher rate of premature deaths, an adult obesity rate of 38-percent, and 22-percent of children live in poverty.

Marion County was ranked 76th healthiest in Indiana. For more information on your own county and resources to improve public health, click here