Clark, Marathon, and Wood counties in top one-third for health
By Hub City Times staff
MADISON/PRINCETON, N.J. — Clark, Marathon, and Wood counties rank in the top one-third for healthiest counties in the state, according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released March 14 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
The report also shows that good health is the result of more than just medical care. Housing, education, and occupation are influencing factors.
According to the rankings, the five healthiest counties are: Ozaukee County, Taylor County, Pepin County, Washington County, and Waukesha County.
Clark County is ranked as the 17th healthiest Wisconsin county, while Marathon and Wood come in at 22nd and 23th, respectively.
The five counties in the poorest health are Menominee County, Milwaukee County, Sawyer County, Adams County, and Langlade County.