Report names Douglas County as Colorado's healthiest; here's how other counties rank

DENVER -- A new report says Douglas County is once again the healthiest county in Colorado.

The report, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, examined counties across the United States on various health factors - things like tobacco use, exercise and access to care - and health outcomes like length and quality of life.

Douglas County had the best overall score in both health factors and outcomes, according to the report. The county was first last year, as well.

In terms of outcomes, Boulder County ranked second, followed by Broomfield, Eagle and San Miguel counties. Denver came in 30th on the list.

Here's how Colorado's counties ranked in terms of health outcomes:

1.    Douglas
2.    Boulder
3.    Broomfield
4.    Eagle
5.    San Miguel
6.    Larimer
7.    Pitkin
8.    Jefferson
9.    Summit
10.    Routt
11.    Elbert
12.    Arapahoe
13.    Garfield
14.    Kit Carson
15.    Washington
16.    La Plata
17.    Park
18.    Rio Blanco
19.    Gunnison
20.    Archuleta
21.    Chaffee
22.    Logan
23.    Weld
24.    Grand
25.    Gilpin
26.    Lincoln
27.    Montrose
28.    Adams
29.    El Paso
30.    Denver
31.    Moffat
32.    Morgan
33.    Mesa
34.    Clear Creek
35.    Yuma
36.    Prowers
37.    Phillips
38.    Custer
39.    Fremont
40.    Lake
41.    Delta
42.    Baca
43.    Bent
44.    Kiowa
45.    Sedgwick
46.    Ouray
47.    Rio Grande
48.    Teller
49.    Montezuma
50.    Conejos
51.    Alamosa
52.    Las Animas
53.    Pueblo
54.    Crowley
55.    Otero
56.    Saguache
57.    Huerfano
58.    Costilla

The report did not include rankings for Cheyenne, Dolores, Hinsdale, Jackson, Mineral or San Juan counties.

To read the full report, log on to countyhealthrankings.org.

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