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Jackson County Ranks Low in Population Health

3-21-13

 

Citizens of Jackson County rank near the bottom of Wisconsin counties as far as their health is concerned.

Jackson County ranks 61st out of 72 counties in the annual county health rankings released by the U-W Madison Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.                People in Milwaukee’s far northern suburbs are the healthiest in Wisconsin. Ozaukee County is Number-One Ozaukee moved into the top spot after being second a year ago.  Ozaukee was judged as having the state’s best clinical care facilities. It also ranked the highest in social-and-economic factors like education, low poverty, and a lack of violent crime. Kewaunee County was ranked second-best. Saint Croix, which was Number-One a year ago, dropped to third. Pierce, Door, Taylor, Iowa, Portage, Vernon, and Washington counties round out the Top-10. The least healthiest county was Menominee, home of the Menominee Indian reservation. Milwaukee County, with some of the nation’s highest poverty, was second-to-last in the state’s health rankings. Other area counties and their rankings include Monroe at 43, Trempealeau at 44, Buffalo at 41, Clark at 25 and La Crosse at 21.

 

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