And the Healthiest County in Maryland is…?

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Montgomery!

The 2018 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program ranked Montgomery County as the healthiest county in Maryland. An analysis of the report by Montgomery Community Media found that:

According to the state data, Montgomery has the lowest prevalence of diabetes (8 percent) of any Maryland county. Montgomery also has the fewest smokers (7 percent), fewest obese adults (21 percent), lowest prevalence of frequent mental distress (8 percent), the lowest percentage of drug overdose deaths (9 percent) and lowest rate of firearm fatalities (3 percent).

Montgomery also has the lowest health care costs of any of the state’s 24 jurisdictions, rated at $8,503. The study pulled enrollees’ Medicare reimbursements to come up with the figure. The state average is $9,328.

For more information:

Montgomery Remains Healthiest County In Maryland (Montgomery Community Media)

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program)

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