Is St. Charles County healthier than St. Louis City?
New data out from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says "yes."
The study ranked all US counties, by state, based on different factors including tobacco use, diet and exercise, access to care, environmental quality and more.
At a glance, here's how St. Louis' area counties stacked up in the data's rankings. Counties were ranked against each other in each state (so, Illinois' healthiest county may or may not be healthier than Missouri's healthiest county).
Click on each county for more about its ranking:
Missouri (out of 115 counties):
- St. Charles County: #1 (for the second year in a row)
- St. Louis County: #20
- Ralls County: #29
- Warren County: #30
- Pike County: #41
- Jefferson County: #44
- Lincoln County: #49
- Franklin County: #60
- St. Louis City: #110 (down 4 spots from #106 in 2012)
Illinois (out of 102 counties):
- Monroe County: #21
- Adams County (included for those of you here via Quincy Public Radio): #44
- Madison County: #83
- St. Clair County: #88
This study is released annually, so you can check out archival data (back to 2010) and more here.
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