by Office Staff
on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 1:39pm.
Based on the health analysis findings of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of Wisconsin, Collier is now the second healthiest county in Florida. When Robert Wood Johnson first conducted the health rankings in 2010, Collier was considered the healthiest county. Collier stayed in that spot for a second year in 2011. However, in 2012 the county only got fourth in the rankings.
Every year philanthropic health care organization is doing analysis on how public health departments and health agencies are doing when it comes to educating residents on how to improve their lifestyle.
According to some residents of Collier, 17 percent claims that they are in fair or poor health. 18 percent otherwise stated that they are physically inactive. An analysis showed that 15 percent of Collier adults smoke and 21 percent are obese. Obesity and tobacco are the culprits of a large portion of premature deaths.
On the other hand, the Lee health department in cooperation with 21st Century Oncology, law enforcement agencies, and other partners has done their part in maintaining the improved health status of the community.
The analysis showed that 14 percent of the residents of Lee County consider their health either fair or poor. A staggering 24 percent of the residents state that they are not physically active.
When it comes to health care access, 26 percent residents of Lee County are uninsured. Collier County, on the other hand, has 29 percent of its residents uninsured.
Still the second place ranking is great news. Such positive analysis is great for the community and indicates improvement for better health.