Report: Health improves in county

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March 21, 2019 - 10:42 AM

In a national health report, Allen County rose a whopping 46 places when compared to other Kansas counties between 2018 and 2019.

The report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Kansas counties on various health issues, from things like physical activity to premature deaths. Those conditions fall into two categories: health outcomes and health factors. 

Allen County ranked 38th out of 103 Kansas counties in health outcomes, which includes premature death, low birthweight, life expectancy, diabetes and HIV prevalence. Last year, the county was ranked 84th. 

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