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Washington County #20 in General Health

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 6:29 am
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A new report out by researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation lists Washington County at number 20 in general health in our state of 99 counties.  The study looked at a variety of factors.  The study examined every county in the country and concludes that unhealthier counties tend to have fewer grocery stores and farmers markets, have lower high school graduation rates and much higher rates of unemployment.  Delaware County in northeast Iowa is ranked number one, and Appanoose County in southern Iowa came in at 99th.