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Tue, 2010-01-26 22:56 -- Anonymous (not verified)

The purpose of the County Health Rankings is to compare counties within states. We discourage comparisons between states for several reasons:

  1. The County Health Rankings are not intended to be a national report that finds the 10 or 15 least healthy counties in the nation and focuses only on that. The Rankings are intended to provide a tool for communities in each state as a call to identify opportunities for improvement
  2. We focus on state-specific county rankings, and we do not provide any county rankings across state boundaries.
  3. A few of the measures that we use are state-specific and make comparisons across state boundaries difficult.

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