Health & Medicine

Dallas County Is Not Very Healthy

Apparently we're 54th in Texas for health outcomes, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Over on our healthcare site, D CEO Healthcare Daily, reporter Will Maddox brings in a real bummer of a news story: Dallas County is home to the most uninsured big city in the country (that’s Dallas), and has worse health outcomes than three of the state’s five largest counties. Bexar, home to San Antonio, is way down at 115, and Dallas edges Harris by a mere one spot. 

You can read Will’s full story right here, which includes information about our bad physicians to residents ratios, but I’ll highlight a few things in easy to process bullet points.

  • Length of life: 49th out of 242
  • Quality of life: 99th of 242
  • Social and economic factors: 141st out of 242
  • Physical environment (pollution, mostly): 233rd out of 242

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