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Ottawa Co. ranks healthiest in state

PRINCETON, NJ and MADISON, Wisc. (WZZM) - Ottawa County ranks as the healthiest county in Michigan, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Wayne County is ranked last.

The 6th annual rankings show that the healthiest counties have higher college attendance, fewer preventable hospital stays, and better access to parks and gyms. The least healthy have more smokers, more teen births, and more alcohol-related car crash deaths.

Allegan County ranked 13th, Kent ranked 17th, Ionia and Barry, 20th and 21st, respectively, and Muskegon 65th.

To see the complete interactive rankings, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org