The latest health rankings have been released around the Buckeye State, with Henry County ranked at #27. That’s just ahead of Defiance County’s #28 ranking; but Fulton County hit the top-10 at number 10.
In health behaviors, Henry County was toward the bottom of Ohio’s rankings, which takes into account smoking, obesity, excessive drinking, motor vehicle crash rates, physical inactivity, and teen birth rate. Considering all those factors, Henry County ranked 70th of the 88 counties; while Fulton County placed 35th.
Fulton County ranked #1 in the state for physical environment, which is based on water quality, access to recreational facilities, and access to healthy foods. For that same category, Henry County ranked 42nd in Ohio.
In the category of motor vehicle accident death rate, both Henry and Fulton County were more than double the state average.
Both counties were close to the state average in mammography and diabetic screenings. But Henry and Fulton Counties were well below the state average for sexually transmitted diseases, and teen birth rates.