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Healthiest counties in Wisconsin


(WAOW) - A report released today gives a snapshot of our area.  And local health officials say the results are important.

It's part of a national program designed to call action toward community health.

According to the rankings.. Taylor County ranks the highest in our area.. at 5th out of Wisconsin's 72 counties.

Portage County is 16th.. Marathon County 20th and Wood 24th are tops in our viewing area.

Some factors considered are access to healthy food, and environmental factors like pollution.

Health leaders say the results look good for our area.

Ozaukee County.. just north of Milwaukee ranked 1st overall.

Menominee was rated last.

Click here for a complete health ranking of Wisconsin's counties.

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