October 1, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - According to a new study, Storey County has the healthiest residents in Nevada and Nye County has its least healthy residents.
The County Health Rankings, released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, are based on a range of factors that influence health, including obesity, smoking, drinking, and family and social support.
The study shows the five healthiest counties in Nevada, in order, are Storey, Lincoln, Douglas, Elko and Eureka.
The five counties in the poorest health, in order, are Nye, Mineral, Lander, White Pine and Churchill.
Nevada's two most populous counties, Washoe and Clark, rank 6th and 9th respectively. Lyon ranks 7th, Carson City 8th, Pershing 10th and Humboldt 11th. Esmeralda County was not ranked.
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