Yavapai County was ranked #1 in health factors which looks at areas that affect people’s health within four categories including: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. Leslie Horton, Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services says, “Although we still have work to do to improve the health of all citizens living in Yavapai County, I’m excited to be at the top of the charts for health factors and encourage everyone to enjoy our beautiful outdoor recreational opportunities.”
Areas of strength are our low percentage of adults reporting physical inactivity, lower number of cases on STIs, an increased high school graduation rate, and clean air. Areas of concern are the percentage of adults who are current smokers, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance, and the high rate of deaths due to injury.
Yavapai County ranked sixth among Arizona’s 15 counties in the health outcome category. Health outcomes were measured by the average life expectancy (78.7), the percent of people who report being in fair or poor health, the numbers of days people report being in poor physical and poor mental health, and the rate of low-birth weight infants. Read more