3 northeast Ohio counties rank in state's Top 5 healthiest: Geauga, Medina and Holmes

Summit is #41 and Cuyahoga is #67

Geauga County in northeast Ohio and Scioto County in the southern part of the state are at opposite ends of new state health rankings.

The annual rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released Wednesday say Geauga is Ohio's healthiest county based on factors such as longevity, infant mortality rates, access to health care and individual behaviors such as smoking.

Geauga was followed by Putnam County in northwest Ohio and Delaware County in the Columbus area. Scioto was named the least healthy, followed by Lawrence and Adams, also in southern Ohio.

Cuyahoga ranked #67, Summit #41 and Stark #39 out of Ohio's 88 counties. Medina is the state's 4th healthiest county and Holmes is 5th. 

16th - Wayne

17th - Lake

20th - Portage

23rd - Ashland

24th - Tuscarawas

29th - Lorain

31st - Huron

52nd - Richland

53rd - Carroll

54th - Erie

60th - Ashtabula

Heavily weighted in the survey are social and economic factors because of their impact on health and access to care. Those components include education, unemployment and income.

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