Coffee County Ranked 48th

A newly released report ranks the health of the residents in Tennessee’s 95 counties, and the scores for four area counties are all over the chart. Coffee County ranks 48th overall on the list of the healthiest counties in the state, according to the 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. Moore County ranked fifth, Franklin County came in 20th, and Grundy County came in dead last, ranked at 95th. The rankings consider factors that affect people’s health within four categories: health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. This year’s Rankings include several new measures, such as how many fast food restaurants are in a county and levels of physical inactivity among residents. The rankings are based on the latest publicly-available data for each county.