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La Salle County in bottom half of state health rankings

Posted by wlpo on March 28, 2014

Congratulations Bureau County, you are the healthiest county in the Illinois Valley according to the latest healthiest county in Illinois rankings.

Bureau County is considered the 34th healthiest county in the state out of 102 total counties. Putnam County is right in the middle of the rankings at 51 while La Salle County is ranked the 67th healthiest county in Illinois.

The rankings take a look at things like obesity, smoking and excessive drinking rates along with premature deaths, number of people uninsured and violent crime. Bureau County’s adult obesity rate is 31% compared to 29% for both La Salle and Putnam County.

When it comes to uninsured kids, the percentage in the three counties is 12 to 13%. La Salle County has the highest children in poverty rate at 21%.

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