Robert Wood Johnson now has an interactive web site  that allows you to see where you rank compared to other counties in your state. The outcomes used to calculate include premature death, health related quality of life, and birth outcomes. Unhealthy behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco, and unsafe sex are counted as a negative as are unhealthy lifestyle choices such as sedentary lifestyles. Access to health care on a non-emergent basis is considered a positive. I won’t say where Mobile County falls, but let’s just say you’d expect a county with a medical school to do better.

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