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April 8, 2012

Pittsburg County residents are unhealthy according to study

McALESTER — Living in Pittsburg County can be hazardous to your health.

In the nationwide county health study released on Tuesday; Pittsburg county was ranked near the bottom — 72 out of 77 counties.

“Within Public Health we know that there will always be challenges and additional work to do to improve the health of our communities,” said Randazzo of the PIttsburg County Health Department.

Health rankings in Pittsburg County were ranked at near the bottom compared to other counties in the State of Oklahoma, according to a recent study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

 “We are working aggressively to address Oklahoma’s Health Improvement’s Plan’s three flagship priority public health issues for Oklahoma and specifically in Pittsburg County: Obesity reduction, tobacco use prevention and improving children’s health and specifically in Pittsburg County: Obesity reduction, tobacco use prevention and improving children’s health,” Randazzo said.

Called “County Health Rankings and Roadmaps 2012: A Healthier Nation, County by County,” the study is the third annual nationwide study done by the foundation. 

Pittsburg County ranked in the 90th percentile in the state in Health Outcomes which includes mortality and morbidity rankings according to the study.

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Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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