Health Factors

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PA Overall Health Factors
Franklin County ranks 16 out of 67 for Health Factors in the state of Pennsylvania


Health Behaviors

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Adult smoking 15% 14 - 16% 14% 18%
Adult obesity 34% 30 - 39% 26% 30%
Food environment index 8.3 N/A 8.6 8.2
Physical inactivity 29% 25 - 34% 20% 24%
Access to exercise opportunities 42% N/A 91% 68%
Excessive drinking 19% 18 - 19% 13% 21%
Alcohol-impaired driving deaths 12% 8 - 17% 13% 30%
Sexually transmitted infections 292.4 N/A 145.1 418.1
Teen Births 26 24 - 28 15 21


Clinical Care

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Uninsured 9% 8 - 10% 6% 8%
Primary care physicians 1,510 : 1 N/A 1,030 : 1 1,230 : 1
Dentists 2,260 : 1 N/A 1,280 : 1 1,480 : 1
Mental health providers 1,180 : 1 N/A 330 : 1 560 : 1
Preventable hospital stays 41 38 - 44 35 52
Diabetic monitoring 88% 84 - 91% 91% 86%
Mammography screening 65% 61 - 69% 71% 65%


Social & Economic Factors

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
High school graduation 86% N/A 95% 85%
Some college 51% 49 - 54% 72% 64%
Unemployment 5.2% N/A 3.2% 5.4%
Children in poverty 14% 11 - 18% 12% 18%
Income inequality 3.8 3.6 - 4.0 3.7 4.8
Children in single-parent households 28% 25 - 32% 20% 34%
Social associations 15.8 N/A 22.1 12.2
Violent crime 147 N/A 62 333
Injury deaths 63 57 - 69 55 76


Physical Environment

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Air pollution - particulate matter 11.1 N/A 6.7 10.4
Drinking water violations Yes N/A N/A N/A
Severe housing problems 12% 11 - 13% 9% 15%
Driving alone to work 84% 82 - 85% 72% 76%
Long commute - driving alone 30% 28 - 32% 15% 36%

* 90th percentile, i.e., only 10% are better.
Note: N/A reflect unreliable or missing data

See the full report of Health Factors for Franklin County, PA on the County Health Rankings website.