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Moore ranked TN’s fifth healthiest county

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Moore County is the fifth healthiest county in the state of Tennessee according to a recent County Health Ranking report released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institution and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Moore County received it’s high health rating in part due to low air pollution, access to recreational facilities, a low percentage of fast food restaurants, a low violent crime rate, and an above average high school graduation rate.

The report studies six main areas: health outcomes, health factors, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment.

According to this year’s rankings, the five healthiest Tennessee counties are Williamson, Sumner, Rutherford, Blount and Moore. Grundy County ranked as the state’s least healthy county.
Moore County ranked fourth in the 2011 report behind Williamson, Sumner and Rutherford counties.

To review the report, click here.