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I found this to be interesting and maybe a few others will. If you click on the state you will see how counties rank in the health of the residents with in the state. However, if you you enter the name in the search box of it will reveal a lot of demographics of the county compared to to state and nation.

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Mar 30 @ 11:38PM  
Here's why I live now....

Blount County, TN

I haven't lived in Blount County long enough to be a statistic! LOL and most certainly won't be a statistic in a couple of areas....

Mar 30 @ 11:39PM  
wow! lots of views for a blog only posted 10 minutes ago! cockfail alert!

Mar 30 @ 11:44PM  
This was on the news tonight. My county ranks in the top 10 of the state...and here I am sick...go figure...

Mar 30 @ 11:48PM  
Vitamin C's softie!!! OD on them!!!

Mar 30 @ 11:54PM  
Damn if I move 15miles I'll be 3 times healther! Who would have figured

Mar 31 @ 12:33AM  
Cumberland county

Access to healthcare sucks here. They factored in the military who lives in the county who do have healthcare which brought the numbers up. I read in a paper put out by the hospital the other day that take away the military and over half of the people who live here have no access to healthcare. They can't afford the health insurance, the doctor's fees start at $135 a visit and medicaid won't lift a finger to help them unless they are declared disabled. Thing is people need to be able to see a doctor for that.

In my opinion this county rates a big

Mar 31 @ 2:56AM  
I often wonder what happens to people who can't afford healthcare in the States.

Do they just simply fade away and die?

Who pays for their chemo drugs and the drugs that combat side effects?

If you are sick, do doctors just simply tun a blind eye and refuse treatment?

Mar 31 @ 5:27AM  
I often wonder what happens to people who can't afford healthcare in the States.

Do they just simply fade away and die?

Who pays for their chemo drugs and the drugs that combat side effects?

If you are sick, do doctors just simply tun a blind eye and refuse treatment?

If you get sick enough, you'll get treatment. You will be billed for the treatment and you'll probably declare bankruptcy because even relatively well off people can't afford to pay the costs associated with a serious illness. Hospitals and doctors then charge higher rates to everyone else to make up for the uncompensated care they provided.

The biggest problem is that by the time uninsured people get care, they're pretty sick. It increases the cost of the care they need, and decreases the likelihood of recovery.

And yes, there are a lot of doctors who won't treat uninsured people.

Mar 31 @ 6:20AM  
I currently can't afford health insurance but found a website that has coupons for prescriptions up to 75% off that any pharmacy takes. No forms to fill out, no rebates to send in makes it easy. It can't be used with any kind of insurance. It is a program run by pharmaceutical firms for the uninsured.

My chemo cream is $200 a tube for 3 weeks and I got a discount of $150 off the last one. It was a godsend stumbling across this one. will issue a free card for this program. has the printable coupons on hundreds of prescription drugs.

Mar 31 @ 7:10AM  
Here are hot links for DC's URLs: will issue a free card for this program. has the printable coupons on hundreds of prescription drugs.

Mar 31 @ 9:28AM  
Lee County..ranks #23 out of 67..

Mar 31 @ 10:54AM  
I can't get a handle on it yet... we're still dodging bullets with thieves doing B&Es in my county! Which is one good reason why I'm moving in about 5 months!


Mar 31 @ 3:37PM  
I am so glad to be Canadian...but I'm sure you are all just as glad to be American!! Hey WoW how is it going????

Mar 31 @ 5:29PM  
Damn!! Saginaw is worse off than I thought!


Midland isn't too far away...maybe I'll move there!

Apr 1 @ 12:07AM  

Scioto County is ranked last in one category and next to last in another dealing with a study on Ohio’s healthiest counties released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based in Princeton, N.J.

A new set of reports released Wednesday rank the health of nearly every county in the nation and show that much of what affects health occurs outside of the doctor’s office. For the second year, the County Health Rankings confirm the critical role that factors such as education, jobs, income and environment play in how healthy people are and how long they live. This year, the rankings allow people in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia to compare their overall health to other counties in their state, and also compare their performance on specific health factors to national benchmarks of top-performing counties.

In that report, Scioto County is ranked 88th in health factors and 87th in health outcomes, behind only Lawrence County. Topping the state in health outcomes is Delaware County.

In Scioto County, the report shows an adult smoking rate of 36 percent. The state average is 23 percent. The adult obesity rate in Scioto is 31 percent, one percent higher than the state average but 6 percent higher than the national benchmark the study reported.

Excessive drinking was listed at 12 percent in Scioto County, lower than the state average of 17 percent but again higher than the national benchmark of 8 percent.

Scioto County’s motor vehicle crash rate per 100,000 was 20 — far higher than both state (13) and nation (12). Sexually transmitted infections per 100,000 shows Scioto County at 252, which was far below the state rate of 411 but well above the national figure of 83.

The teen birth rate per 1,000 females in the 15-19 age category was 63 in Scioto. The state average is 41. The national benchmark is 22.

In the health outcomes category, Scioto County recorded 10,296 premature deaths compared to 5,748 as the Ohio average. Under the Morbidity category, 26 percent of Scioto Countians are listed as being in poor or fair health, compared to 15 percent in the average Ohio county, and the national benchmark of 10 percent.

“We had data from the Centers for Disease Control,” said Kate Konkel of the Population Health Institute. “We had Census data. We used data from the National Center for Health Statistics. And Dartmouth collects data from critical care and from primary care providers.”

Konkel said there is also a national survey called “Behavioral Respecter,” which was used in determining the outcome of the study.

Portsmouth Daily Times

This pretty much sums up my piss poor county.

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