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Tampa Bay health: How we rank

The fourth annual County Health Rankings were released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and in Florida by the Florida Public Health Institute. Tampa Bay counties' health rankings are in the middle of the pack compared with the rest of the state as you'll see in the last category. To see more data from Florida and the rest of the country, go to

Category Florida Hillsborough Pinellas Pasco Hernando
Adults in poor or fair health 16% 17% 16% 20% 21%
Adults who smoke cigarettes 19% 20% 21% 24% 23%
Adults who are obese (BMI > 30) 26% 26% 24% 28% 28%
Adults who get no leisure-time activity 24% 24% 21% 29% 27%
Adults who are heavy or binge drinkers 16% 17% 18% 17% 14%
Motor vehicle crash deaths

per 100,000 population

16 15 14 20 19
Teen birth rate

(per 1,000 girls age 15-19)

40 46 38 38 36
People under age 65 with no health insurance 25% 23% 22% 22% 23%
Ratio of population to primary care physicians 1,439:1 1,294:1 1,145:1 1,973:1 1,680:1
Women on Medicare who get mammograms 70% 66% 70% 72% 73%
Overall rank out of Florida's 67 counties -- 31 38 45 48

Tampa Bay health: How we rank 03/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 9:51am]
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