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Lake, Starke Counties: Unhealthy

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The healthiest county in the state is Hamilton, just outside Indy, according to a newly-released study. Porter made it into the top 20; Lake County, however, was at the other end, at number 81. One Region county, Starke, ranked just five spots above the bottom of the list. That's according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, which not only ranks the health of all 92 Indiana counties but the overall health for every county in all 50 states using a formula to measuring health and longevity.
Health indicators used in the study include smoking, obesity, and alcohol use as well as income and education.
For all the county rankings and data click here: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/indiana/2013/rankings/outcomes/overall/by-rank
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