How do Northeast Florida counties rank in health outcomes and factors?

Apr 25, 2011  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual County Health Rankings and Northeast Florida’s counties continue to show great disparities.

The rankings — which were developed for all the counties in the nation by the RWJF and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute — are based on a model of population health that emphasizes that many factors contribute to the health of a community.

Here is how Northeast Florida fared compared to the rest of the state:

Baker: 62 of 67 counties in Health Outcomes, 50 of 67 in Health Factors

  • Positives: Higher HS graduation rate than the state, low violent crime rate
  • Negatives: High rates of premature death, smoking, obesity, teen births, preventable hospital stays and motor vehicle deaths; less access to healthy foods

Clay: 6 of 67 counties in Health Outcomes, 15 of 67 in Health Factors

  • Positives: High HS graduation rate and college attendance, lower rate of children in poverty
  • Negatives: High rates of smoking and obesity

Duval: 46 of 67 counties in Health Outcomes, 28 of 67 in Health Factors

  • Positives: Access to primary care providers, healthy foods
  • Negatives: High incidence of low birth weight babies, low HS graduation rate, high rates of teen births, violent crimes and premature deaths

Nassau: 31 of 67 counties in Health Outcomes, 21 of 67 in Health Factors

  • Positives: Higher HS graduation rate than the state, lower incidence of low birth weight babies
  • Negatives: High rates of obesity, teen births, violent crimes and premature deaths

St. Johns: 3 of 67 counties in Health Outcomes, 1 of 67 in Health Factors

  • Positives: Lower incidence of premature death and low birth weight babies, high HS graduation rate and college attendance
  • Negatives: High rate of excessive drinking, less access to healthy foods

How did your county do?

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