Congrats, Southwest Florida. We’re pretty healthy.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual health rankings showed that Collier County was the second healthiest county in the state (trailing St. Johns) and Lee County ranked 16. The foundation makes its rankings based on the length and quality of life.
The foundation also goes a bit more in depth, into factors that can affect a person’s overall health, such as smoking and obesity rates; environmental issues like pollution; educational level; and availability of health care services. Again, both Collier and Lee counties are above average in most cases. For the “health factor” score, Collier ranks fifth in the state and Lee is 22nd.
To dig a little deeper into these numbers, visit its website here.
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