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Bronx declared the unhealthiest county in New York

The Bronx ranked last in a study and that determined New York’s 62 counties healthiness measuring mortality rate, tobacco use, unsafe sex, diet and exercise.
According to the report published by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, “the percentage of adults in ‘poor’ or ‘fair’ shape in the Bronx is 10 percent higher than the statewide average of 16 percent” and 10 percent nationwide.
The county on average also had 8,139 premature deaths a year, 35 percent of adults Bronxites say they lack of social and emotional support compared to 14 percent nationally, and 63 percent of households are single-parent, 40 percentage points higher than the countrywide average.
The healthiest borough: Queens ranking 20th, followed by Manhattan (25th) and Staten Island (28th). Brooklyn ranked almost as badly as the Bronx at 58th. (CBS)

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