County rankings delve into health, socioeconomic struggles around the state

March 26, 2015 1:31 AM

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Davidson County is in the midst of an economic boom and, in many ways, a cultural renaissance, but the state's capital lags its neighbors in several important health factors, according to a county health rankings report.

In Davidson County, 29 percent of children — nearly one in three — live in poverty, according to a new county health rankings report from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The state average is 27 percent while the counties surrounding Davidson come in at less than 20 percent. Williamson County has the...

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