Ahhhh Chooo!!! Where Are the Healthiest Place to Live in Illinois?
Another cold January day where your nose is running, that cough is a pain in the butt, and who knows what else is happening that's...pretty gross. Cold and flue season, the winter blues, is it all around us in Illinois...maybe not. Here are the HEALTHIEST places to live in Illinois! CountyHealthRankings
So this data goes my Illinois "counties," which ones are healthy, and which ones you should avoid unless you are armed with NyQuil and a box of tissue.
Number one in Illinois for being healthy, DuPage County, which consists of:
- Carol Stream
- Clarendon Hills
- Glendale Heights
These studies and what is looked at to come up with a "healthy county" includes: Smokers, Adult Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Excessive Drinking, Sexually Transmitted Infections, wiping your nose on your sleeve. (ok, maybe not the last one)
Other places near us, Boone County which comes in at #59...Stephenson County #61, and Winnebago County...(drumroll please) #95...OUCH!
In case you are keeping score at home, there are 102 counties. So the Rockford area landing at spot 95, not so healthy.
Here's a quick comparison for you between Winnebago and DuPage County:
Excessive Drinking - DuPage, 20% Winnebago, 31%
Adult Obesity - Winnebago 38%, DuPage 23%
So there are some differences...some.
Amazing that there is such a difference between counties, nit being all that far from one another. Things such as "Severe Housing Problems" and "Drinking Water Violations" sound pretty scary.
Congrats DuPage County...no NyQuil Nightmares for you.
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