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Healthiest Counties In Maryland And Virginia

9:18 AM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The County Health Rankings were released.  This annual report offers us a quick look at the overall health and well being of nearly every county in the country. The ranking are based on everything from childhood poverty to obesity levels and access to healthy foods.

Here is the list of Maryland's Health Rankings by County:

1 - Howard
2 - Montgomery
3 - Frederick
4 - Queen Anne's
7 - St. Mary's
8 - Calvert
9 - Anne Arundel
14 - Baltimore County
16 - Prince George's
24 - Baltimore City

Abbey Cofsky from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation talked to us about why Howard County is so healthy and Baltimore City is not so good. She explained the factors that contribute to their health ranking and what action counties can take to improve poor health stats. See her interview above.

Here is the list of Virginia's Health Rankings by County:

1 - Fairfax
2 - Loudoun
3 - Arlington
7 - Manassas City
8 - Alexandria City
9 - Manassas Park City
10 - Prince William
16 - Falls Church City
32 - Spotsylvania
33 - Fauquier
41 - Culpeper
55 - Fairfax City
102 - Fredericksburg

NOTE: Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington have been the top three locations in Virginia for four years.

See other rankings state-by-state here: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

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