Health outcomes measure how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive.
Health outcomes measure how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive.
Map by County Health Rankings
Mar 16, 2016

County Health Rankings Updated

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 South Dakota Dashboard provides links to key parts of the 2016 report. Read the eight-page summary for South Dakota online.

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



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