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Cache County ranked second most healthy in Utah

The Herald Journal

By Charles Geraci

Cache County is the second healthiest in the state, according to a new report released Wednesday.

The County Health Rankings — a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute — allows Americans around the country to see how healthy their respective counties are and what factors affect their health.

“We know that Utah is always near the top when it comes to quality of life and longevity of life,” said Lloyd Berentzen, health officer for the Bear River Health Department. “Now we know that Cache County ranks No. 2 in mortality data for longevity of life or life expectancy when compared to all other counties in the state of Utah. Cache Valley also ranks third highest for morbidity or quality of life.”

He added, “This is only the fourth year this report has been issued, and our ranking by individual category either remained the same as last year or improved. This is good news for Cache County residents.”

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