Humboldt 48th of 56 ranked California counties in health outcomes
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The web site countyhealthrankings.org, created by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranks Humboldt County 48th of 56 ranked California counties for health outcomes in 2012. The worst five are listed as Lake, Tehama, Siskiyou, Del Norte, and (worst) Trinity.
Categories where Humboldt numbers are much higher than California as a whole include adult smoking (Humboldt: 21%, California: 14%), motor vehicle death rate, and single parenthood. Humboldt is much lower than California overall in categories including teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and preventable hospital stays.
Humboldt’s natural environment is ranked much more healthy than that of California as a whole.