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Best, worst California counties for healthy living ranked in study
Contra Costa Times - Sandy Kleffman

The healthiest place to reside in California is upscale Marin County. The least healthy is Del Norte County and other sparsely populated, rural areas in the northernmost reaches of the state. For the first time, researchers released health rankings Wednesday for more than 3,000 counties nationwide. The rankings enable residents to compare how their county stacks up against others within each state based on how long people live, how healthy they are, the quality of medical care, access to healthy food, air pollution, percentage of residents who smoke or are obese, and numerous other categories.