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Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo counties are healthy
San Francisco Chronicle

The Bay Area is home to three of the five healthiest counties in the state, with Marin County topping the list, according to a national study released Tuesday. A health report card of sorts, the study ranks more than 3,000 U.S. counties in more than 30 categories, including smoking and obesity rates, education and income levels, birth weights and access to both medical care and healthy foods. The third annual report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation does not compare states, but looks at counties within states.