How healthy is your county?
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMT —
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its annual county health rankings for every state in the country.
This year's ranking revealed some interesting trends. The foundation stated in their report that child poverty rates have not improved since 2000, with more than one in five children living in poverty. Violent crime has decreased by almost 50 percent over the past two decades.
The foundation also reported teen birth rates are more than twice as high in the least healthy counties than in the healthiest counties.
In Illinois, the healthiest county is Douglas, while the highest ranked county in the Tri-States area is Schuyler at number 8.
, the healthiest county is Saint Charles. Here in the Tri-States, the healthiest county is Monroe, which ranked 21st, followed closely by Macon, ranked 23rd.
, the healthiest county is Johnson. As for the counties in our area, Lee County ranks 90th.
This is the fourth year that Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published their report online.