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Chelan Ranked 7th Healthiest County 3/30/2011
Chelan County ranks in the top 20 percent of Washington counties in health issues according to a recent survey released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Overall, Chelan was ranked the 7th healthiest county out of 39 counties on issues ranging from health care options to obesity.

On the bright side, Chelan County has generally healthier figures than the state averages for premature death, adult smoking and obesity. On the other hand, the county has more adults under 65 who don’t have health insurance, a higher teen birth rate and more children in poverty. "CLICK HERE" for Audio

Pat Remington, who helped compile the numbers, says the survey should be used as a starting point for improving health care:


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