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County Health Rankings Data

We have gathered important information regarding our community’s health in order show you Healthier Middlesex’s’ impact. See below the areas our community excels and the areas that are in need of improvement.

Health Outcomes

Ranked 5th of 21

Length of Life

Ranked 5th of 21

Premature Death

Middlesex County 4,600
New Jersey 5,700

Quality of life

Ranked 10th of 21

Poor or fair health

Middlesex County 16 %
New Jersey 17 %

Poor physical health days

Middlesex County 3.3
New Jersey 3.5

Poor mental health days

Middlesex County 3.5
New Jersey 3.4

Health Factors

Ranked 6th of 21

Health Behaviors

Ranked 5th of 21

Adult smoking

Middlesex County 12 %
New Jersey 14 %

Adult obesity

Middlesex County 26 %
New Jersey 26 %

Food environment index

Middlesex County 8.9
New Jersey 9.2

Physical inactivity

Middlesex County 25 %
New Jersey 24 %

Access to exercise opportunities

Middlesex County 95 %
New Jersey 94 %

Excessive drinking

Middlesex County 17 %
New Jersey 17 %

Sexually transmitted infections

Middlesex County 302.1
New Jersey 385.3

Clinical care

Ranked 9th of 21

Uninsured

Middlesex County 9 %
New Jersey 9 %

Primary care physicians

Middlesex County 1,050:1
New Jersey 1,190:1

Dentists

Middlesex County 1,160:1
New Jersey 1,180:1

Mental health providers

Middlesex County 590:1
New Jersey 500:1

Preventable hospital stays

Middlesex County 4308
New Jersey 4537

Diabetes monitoring

Middlesex County 85 %
New Jersey 85 %

Social and economic factors

Ranked 9th of 21

High school graduation

Middlesex County 90 %
New Jersey 91 %

Some college

Middlesex County 74 %
New Jersey 68 %

Unemployment

Middlesex County 4.1 %
New Jersey 4.6 %

Children in poverty

Middlesex County 11 %
New Jersey 14 %

Income inequality

Middlesex County 4.5
New Jersey 5.2

Children in single-parent households

Middlesex County 25 %
New Jersey 29 %

Social associations

Middlesex County 6.8
New Jersey 8.4

Injury deaths

Middlesex County 42
New Jersey 53

Physical environment

Ranked 12th of 21

Air pollution - particulate matter

Middlesex County 9.7
New Jersey 9.9

Drinking water violations

Middlesex County Yes
New Jersey N/A

Severe housing problems

Middlesex County 20 %
New Jersey 22 %

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