Leon drops in county health rankings

March 26, 2015 1:35 AM

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Leon County is no longer one of the top 10 healthiest counties in Florida based on county-by-county rankings. The decline coincides with the increase in obesity and is related to access to health care.

In 2014, Leon ranked 9th, but dropped to 12th this year. Other counties in the area also dropped in rankings. Wakulla was ranked 34th, Franklin ranked 48th and Gadsden ranked 61st among Florida’s 67 counties.

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