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Each county's ranks are calculated within a specific state so you cannot compare your county's ranks with those for a county in a different state. However, you can compare the values for the Health Outcomes measures from one state to another. We advise caution in comparing the Health Factors measures across states because our measures for Health Factors are only uniform within states not across states. If you would like to compare specific counties from different states, please visit our Compare Counties tool by selecting a state and then the “Compare Counties” tab. Users should refer to our guidelines for comparing measures across states to find the differences that occur for some measures (such as high school graduation rates and violent crime).

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