How Healthy Is Your County? Providence Needs Improvement.

March 25, 2015 7:21 PM

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its annual County Health Rankings, and Rhode Island's counties (Providence in particular) seem to be faring worse than the national average on a few measures, and much better on a few, too.

First, about the rankings: RWJF ranks counties by health outcomes (a combination of the length of life and quality of life) and by the factors that contribute to those outcomes. To get at health outcomes, the foundation looks at the percentage of people who die prematurely, are born with low birth w...

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