Report: NE Oklahoma's Healthiest And Least Healthy Counties
UNDATED -- A new report says Rogers, Washington and Wagoner counties have the healthiest residents in northeast Oklahoma.
Pittsburg, McIntosh and Latimer counties has those with the poorest health.
The report released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks the overall health of Oklahoma's 77 counties.
It ranks Woods, Beaver, Payne, Cleveland and Texas counties as Oklahoma's healthiest.
Tulsa County is ranked 21st in the report.
The report bases the health rate on the rate of people dying before age 75, the percent of people who report being in fair or poor health, the numbers of days people report being in poor physical and poor mental health, and the rate of low-birth weight infants.
In a news release from the health institute, the rankings show that people who live in healthier counties tend to have higher education levels, are more likely to be employed, have access to more health care providers, and have more access to healthier foods, parks and recreational facilities.
- 7 Rogers County
- 11 Washington County
- 12 Wagoner County
- 16 Nowata County
- 20 Osage County
- 21 Tulsa County
- 27 Mayes County
- 42 Delaware County
- 43 Creek County
- 45 Craig County
- 46 Okmulgee County
- 47 Pawnee County
- 50 Ottawa County
- 51 Muskogee County
- 55 Cherokee County
- 58 Okfuskee County
- 61 Pittsburgh County
- 63 Haskell County
- 72 McIntosh County
- 77 Latimer County
For more information visit the health institute's web site.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.