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New Report Shows Sangamon County Falls In Health Outcome Rankings
A new report shows Sangamon County continues to fall in statewide health outcome rankings. Of the 102 counties in Illinois, Sangamon ranks 81st.
The study shows the county has increasing numbers of adults who are considered inactive and obese. Another hit comes in the number of sexually transmitted disease cases. Counties across the U.S. who did well in this category had less than 125 cases a year. Sangamon County had 614.
The report measures four factors in deciding rank: social and economic factors, health behaviors, clinical care, and physical environment. Last year, Sangamon County ranked 80 out of 102 counties.
These rankings also show the poor health outcomes aren't a result of poor healthcare access. Sangamon County was rated well in access to clinical care, and moderately well in physical environment.