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Physicians, APs: Here are the Healthiest Cities in Ohio and Oklahoma

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A recent study by the team over at 24/7 Wall St. revealed the healthiest cities in every state across the country. The information they’ve uncovered is invaluable for the job-seeking physician and advanced practitioner, especially as you research the geographic location of your choice or as you consider relocating to another state.

The healthiest city in Ohio is Columbus.

Only 11.6 percent of Columbus residents are without health insurance, according to the study. Food insecurity stands at 3.7 percent, while the obesity rate is 30.7 percent, leading the authors to note that this rate “was higher than both the national and statewide rates of 28.3 percent and 30.2 percent. Additionally, 18.1 percent of Columbus-area adults reported excessive drinking, a slightly higher share than the 15.0 percent of Americans and 17.5 percent of Ohio residents who reported either binge or heavy drinking.”

However, these unhealthy habits don’t tell the whole story, especially since “Columbus residents were significantly more physically active than the average Ohioan. Slightly less than 10 percent of Columbus residents do not participate in physical activity during their leisure time in the month preceding the survey, a significantly lower proportion than the corresponding statewide figure of 26.2 percent.”

In 2014, Columbus’ unemployment rate was 4.8 percent.

The healthiest city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City.

According to the study, “Oklahoma is one of the least healthy states in the country. As a result, although Oklahoma City is the healthiest in the state, the metro area is still less healthy than the nation as a whole. The Oklahoma City area ranked particularly poorly in one key measure--premature mortality. An estimated 8,474 years of life are lost annually per 100,000 area residents due to preventable deaths--significantly above the national incidence of premature death of 6,622 years lost per 100,000 people annually. Compared to national averages, the city also ranked worse in other key health metrics such as obesity, days of poor mental and physical health, and health insurance coverage.”

The obesity rate is 31.0 percent, and 16.9 percent of Oklahoma City residents are without health insurance. Food insecurity is a rather high 7.9 percent, while the 2014 unemployment rate was 4.0 percent.

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