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DeKalb named 19th healthiest county in Georgia
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DeKalb named 19th healthiest county in Georgia

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb is the 19th healthiest county in Georgia according to a new study published by County Health Rankings.

The study was completed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

It analyzed various health factors in counties across the nation, including mortality, morbidity, health behaviors (smoking, obesity, teen pregnancy, etc.), clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.

See the results here.

Each county in Georgia was ranked on a scale from 1 to 156, with 1 being the healthiest county and 156 being the unhealthiest.

Here's a breakdown of how DeKalb fared in each of the categories:

* Mortality: 12
* Morbidity: 29
* Health Behaviors: 8
* Clinical Care: 8
* Social & Economic Factors: 68
* Physical Environment: 136

Of all the counties in Georgia, Fayette was ranked the healthiest. Calhoun County was listed as the unhealthiest.

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