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New report ranks how healthy counties are; See how CNY counties compare

Where you live could tell you how healthy you are, as shown through a new report released Wednesday.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Where you live could tell you how healthy you are, as shown through a new report released Wednesday.

The county health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation look at the health and well-being of people living in counties nationwide.

Counties are ranked based on 25 factors, including smoking, poverty, education, physical activity, access to healthy food, and access to healthcare.

Here’s how Central New York counties ranked in New York State:
#3 Tompkins County
#10 Madison County
#34 Onondaga County
#35 Cayuga County
#40 Oswego County
#43 Cortland County
#50 Oneida County

A selection of results from the rankings are in the chart below. Click here to see all the data.

 
New York State
Cayuga
Cortland
Madison
Oneida
Onondaga
Oswego
Tompkins
Percentage of adults who smoke almost every day
18%
29%
21%
23%
24%
16%
32%
13%
Percentage of adults who are obese
25%
25%
27%
27%
29%
29%
34%
23%
Percentage of adults who report excessive drinking
17%
23%
12%
13%
13%
18%
25%
17%
Teen birth rate (births per 1,000 women, ages 15-19)
25
27
18
17
31
28
28
7
Percent of the adults under age 65 without health insurance
14%
13%
11%
11%
10%
12%
12%
12%
Number of people for each primary care physician
1,222
3,809
1,701
1,749
1,358
1,145
2,656
1,168
Number of people for each dentist
1,414
2,553
2,783
3,023
1,986
1,495
2,825
2,209
Percentage of restaurants that are fast food establishments
45%
43%
42%
35%
38%
50%
43%
41%

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