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New health ranking of counties places Oldham at top for second straight year; some counties had big

Monday, March 25, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melissa Moody
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March 21, 2013 (Kentucky Health News) A new report of the national county health rankings shows several Kentucky counties have improved in the last two years while others have gotten significantly worse.

For the second year in a row, Oldham County ranked best in health outcomes, and Floyd County ranked worst this year, but the statistical differences among closely ranked counties are so small that they are subject to error margins. The rankings recognize that by placing the counties into quartiles, or fourths, of the state's 120 counties.

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