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San Jose edges Santa Cruz for nation’s healthiest metro title
Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Atlantic rates Santa Cruz County as the second most healthy metropolitan area in the nation.

If Santa Cruz had a smaller percentage of smokers, Santa Cruz could have beaten San Jose for the No. 1 spot.

The rankings were calculated by Richard Florida, The Atlantic columnist and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, based on the level of smoking and obesity in 315 regions using data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.