Report Shows Public Health Improved In Broome County
3/22/2013 (Updated 11:05:51 PM)Broome County is moving up the ranks when it comes to public health.
According to a new report released on Friday, Broome County has bumped up from 56th to 48th in the state health rankings--this out of New York's 62 counties.
The Broome County Health Department says the report shows great healthy trends like reduction in teen pregnancy, increased high school graduation, and a lower violent crime rate, but it also shows room for improvement.
"We need to be a little more physically active. We need to be a little more selective about what we're eating and including many more fruits and vegetables in our diet. That's a primary thing. We also need to work on smoking less or eliminating it completely would be best," said Broome County Public Health Director Claudia Edwards.
The report examines 25 factors that influence health and measures how they compare with other counties in the state.
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