Area Counties Among Healthiest, Least Healthy In Texas

(March 26, 2014) The fifth edition of the County Health Rankings released Wednesday shows that Central Texas counties rank among the healthiest and least health in the state.

The nationwide study is the product of a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Health rankings are determined on the basis of 29 factors that affect health including smoking, high school graduation rates, unemployment, physical inactivity, and access to healthy foods.

Lampasas County was No. 22 among the state’s 254 counties in the overall rankings for health outcomes and No. 87 for health factors.

Limestone County was No. 230 for health outcomes and No. 221 for health factors.

Health outcome rankings represent how healthy counties within the state are and are based on length of life and how healthy people feel while they’re alive.

Health factor rankings represent influences on the health of a county based on health behaviors, clinical care, and social, economic and environmental factors.

Central Texas Counties

Bell County
Health Outcome ranking: 85
Health Factors ranking: 47

Bosque County
Health Outcome ranking: 84
Health Factors ranking: 136

Coryell County
Health Outcome ranking: 74
Health Factors ranking: 42

Falls County
Health Outcome ranking: 187
Health Factors ranking: 211

Freestone County
Health Outcome ranking: 119
Health Factors ranking: 73

Hamilton County
Health Outcome ranking: 82
Health Factors ranking: 81

Hill County
Health Outcome ranking: 185
Health Factors ranking: 138

Lampasas County
Health Outcome ranking: 22
Health Factors ranking: 87

Limestone County
Health Outcome ranking: 230
Health Factors ranking: 221

McLennan County
Health Outcome ranking: 137
Health Factors ranking: 84

Milam County
Health Outcome ranking: 148
Health Factors ranking: 186

Mills County
Health Outcome ranking: 162
Health Factors ranking: 128

Health Outcome ranking: 46
Health Factors ranking: 164


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