Thursday, March 4, 2010

Putnam County Health Among Best In State

Putnam County is the healthiest county in the Upper Cumberland, and the 12th most health in the state. That according to the website countyhealthrankings-dot-org, which ranks Williamson County as number one. But Putnam County is deemed healthier than larger metropolitan areas like Nashville and Memphis. The rankings are based on what the site calls "Health Outcomes." Those include things like premature death and the number of people in poor health. They also rank by "Health Behaviors" like smoking, binge drinking, and obesity. Twenty-seven percent of Putnam County adults are considered obese -- compared to 31 percent of Tennesseans overall.