A measurement of wide-ranging health indicators on a county-by-county basis has been updated and posted online.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America.
The health rankings focus primarily on two measures, Health Outcomes (how long people live and how healthy people feel) and Health Factors (behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment). Below, see the top five and bottom five South Dakota counties, of the counties that were measured. A handful of counties were not measured due to unreliable data.
Health Outcomes: Top Five South Dakota Counties
Health Outcomes: Bottom Five South Dakota Counties
Health Factors: Top Five South Dakota Counties
Health Factors: Bottom Five South Dakota Counties