Health Factors

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PA Overall Health Factors
Franklin County ranks 19 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 37% 32 - 42% 26% 30%
Food environment index 8.3 N/A 8.7 8.2
Physical inactivity 26% 22 - 31% 19% 22%
Access to exercise opportunities 70% N/A 91% 84%
Excessive drinking 19% 18 - 19% 13% 21%
Alcohol-impaired driving deaths 10% 6 - 15% 13% 28%
Sexually transmitted infections 263.6 N/A 152.8 444.7
Teen Births 25 23 - 26 14 20


Clinical Care

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Uninsured 9% 8 - 11% 6% 7%
Primary care physicians 1,550 : 1 N/A 1,050 : 1 1,230 : 1
Dentists 2,170 : 1 N/A 1,260 : 1 1,460 : 1
Mental health providers 1,010 : 1 N/A 310 : 1 530 : 1
Preventable hospital stays 45% N/A 49% 44%
Diabetic monitoring N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mammography screening 48% N/A 52% 50%


Social & Economic Factors

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
High school graduation 88% N/A 96% 87%
Some college 52% 49 - 55% 73% 64%
Unemployment 4.5% N/A 2.9% 4.9%
Children in poverty 14% 10 - 18% 11% 17%
Income inequality 3.7 3.5 - 3.9 3.7 4.8
Children in single-parent households 29% 25 - 32% 20% 34%
Social associations 16.1 N/A 21.9 12.3
Violent crime 146 N/A 63 315
Injury deaths 67 61 - 73 57 81


Physical Environment

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Air pollution - particulate matter 10.4 N/A 6.1 10.6
Drinking water violations Yes N/A N/A N/A
Severe housing problems 11% 10 - 12% 9% 15%
Driving alone to work 84% 82 - 85% 72% 76%
Long commute - driving alone 32% 30 - 33% 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.