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Gadsden ranks 64th in state health rankings

Gadsden ranks 64th in state health rankings

The county improves two places from last year when it ranked 66th in the state in health rankings.

Gadsden County ranked 64th out of 67 counties in the state in the Florida Department of Health’s recently-released 2018 county health report.

The only good news with that rating is that Gadsden County was ranked 66th in 2017 and has moved up two places in the rankings in a year.

In health outcomes, Gadsden County was ranked 64th; the county also was ranked 47th in health behaviors; 61st for health factors; 58th in length of life; 66th in quality of life; 64th in social and economic factors; and 64th in physical environment.

The category that Gadsden County did best in was clinical care in which the county ranked 41st in the state.

The top 15 counties in the state in terms of health rankings were: 1. St. John’s 2. Collier 3. Martin 4. Seminole 5. Miami-Dade 6. Sarasota 7. Monroe 8. Palm Beach 9. Lafayette 10. Broward 11. Lee 12. Santa Rosa 13. Clay 14. Flagler 15. Orange

Neighboring Leon County finished 16th in the rankings and Wakulla County finished in 20th place in the rankings.

You can read the full report at

By Randall Lieberman