Benton County ranks first in health, again

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

Zach Sjogren (right) of Bella Vista and Austin Walker of Rogers play basketball Wednesday at Memorial Park in Bentonville. The pair met to get some exercise and enjoy the mild weather in Northwest Arkansas. An annual report again ranked Benton County as the state’s healthiest.

Benton County residents can claim to be the state's healthiest once again, but health officials warned caution about their optimism.

Sjogren (right) and Walker play basketball Wednesday in Bentonville.

Top five/bottom five Arkansas counties

Health outcomes (based on length and quality of life)

1.Benton

2.Saline

3.Washington

4.Faulkner

5.Grant

71.Mississippi

72.Nevada

73.Desha

74.Lafayette

75.Phillips

Health Factors (weighed scores for health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, physical environment)

1.Benton

2.Saline

3.Boone

4.Faulkner

5.Baxter

6.Washington

71.Lee

72.Desha

73.St. Francis

74.Mississippi

75.Phillips

All the rankings can be viewed at countyhealthrankings.org.

Source: County Health Rankings

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