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 17% 16 - 17% 14% 18%
Adult obesity 32% 28 - 36% 26% 29%
Food environment index 8.0 N/A 8.4 7.8
Physical inactivity 27% 24 - 31% 19% 23%
Access to exercise opportunities 78% N/A 91% 85%
Excessive drinking 18% 17 - 18% 12% 18%
Alcohol-impaired driving deaths 18% 14 - 23% 13% 32%
Sexually transmitted infections 249.2 N/A 145.5 395.6
Teen Births 31 29 - 33 17 25


Clinical Care

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
Uninsured 12% 11 - 14% 8% 10%
Primary care physicians 1,590 : 1 N/A 1,040 : 1 1,230 : 1
Dentists 2,290 : 1 N/A 1,320 : 1 1,530 : 1
Mental health providers 1,170 : 1 N/A 360 : 1 600 : 1
Preventable hospital stays 43 40 - 46 36 52
Diabetic monitoring 88% 84 - 91% 91% 86%
Mammography screening 65% 61 - 69% 81% 65%


Social & Economic Factors

Franklin County Error Margin Top U.S. Performers* Pennsylvania
High school graduation 86% N/A 95% 85%
Some college 50% 47 - 53% 72% 63%
Unemployment 4.8% N/A 3.3% 5.1%
Children in poverty 15% 12 - 18% 12% 19%
Income inequality 3.8 3.7 - 4.0 3.7 4.8
Children in single-parent households 28% 25 - 31% 21% 34%
Social associations 15.7 N/A 22.1 12.2
Violent crime 147 N/A 62 333
Injury deaths 61 56 - 67 53 72


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 83% 81 - 84% 72% 77%
Long commute - driving alone 30% 28 - 31% 15% 35%

* 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.