Livingston Named One of Healthiest Counties in Michigan
This year's County Health Rankings show Livingston County ranked fourth.
Livingston County is the fourth healthiest county in Michigan, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released Wednesday.
The County Health Rankings are published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
The County Health Rankings shows that how long and how well people live depends on multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care. It examines 25 factors that influence health, including rates of childhood poverty, rates of smoking, obesity levels, teen birth rates, access to physicians and dentists, rates of high school graduation and college attendance, access to healthy foods, levels of physical inactivity, and percentages of children living in single parent households.
Michigan's top three healthiest counties in order are Leelanau, Ottawa and Clinton.
You can view the details of Livingston's health behaviors at countyhealthrankings.org.