.
News Alert
VIDEO: Jersey Shore Beach Conditions And Traffic

Bergen is Fourth Healthiest County in NJ, Medical Report Says

Robert Wood Johnson's annual study ranks counties on health, socioeconomic and environmental factors.

Written by Jason Koestenblatt.

Lookin’ good, Bergen County.

That’s because this is one of the healthiest counties in the state of New Jersey, according to an annual study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In overall health outcome, Bergen came in fourth out of the state’s 21 counties, and ranked fourth in health factors.

Health outcome was determined by two factors: length of life and quality of life. Quality of life encompassed poor or fair health; poor physical health days; poor mental health days; and low birth weight.

The health factors category was much more detailed in the report, incorporating factors such as tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, diet and exercise, and sexual activity among other factors such as clinical care and social and economic factors.

Hunterdon County led both rankings.

Cumberland County in southern New Jersey ranked dead last in both categories.

To see the full report, go here

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »