County's health ranking slipping, survey shows


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Johnson County has been getting less healthy over the past few years and dropping in the rankings of a nationwide study.

The county ranked as the 15th-healthiest in Indiana, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report, which ranks all the counties in every state. Hamilton, Hendricks and Boone counties ranked as the top three in Indiana.

Johnson County’s ranking slid for the third straight year for health outcomes, which is how long people live and how healthy they are. The county was ranked the 11th-healthiest county in Indiana in 2011 and the 13th-healthiest last year.

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