Report ranks county’s well-being among state’s best

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Johnson County residents are smoking less and exercising more.

The health indicators show that the community is among the healthiest in Indiana, but the county still trails national benchmarks for unhealthy behaviors, such as obesity and excessive drinking.

The county was ranked the 15th-healthiest in the state in an annual report compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. That’s the same ranking the county had in 2013, but it stopped a two-year skid after the county ranked 11th in 2011.

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