St. Joe County 60th in state

St. Joseph County was in the bottom third in the state in two health-related categories, according to results from a study released last week.

The fifth annual County Health Rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute were released showed St. Joseph County was 60th overall in health outcomes and 59th overall in health factors.

The study ranked 82 of Michigan’s 83 counties from most to least healthy. Ottawa County came in at No. 1, while Wayne County was 82nd.

The report ranked counties in such categories as length and quality of life, health behaviors, and social and economic factors.

Leelanau County was the second-healthiest county in the state and Clinton County was No. 3 this year.

Cass County was ranked No. 42.

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