Butler County is one of the healthiest counties in the state, according to a recent study.
The University of Wisconsin’s Population Heath Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation release a report annually looking at the health of every county in every state in the U.S. They look at how factors like poverty, education, transportation, housing and jobs influence how long and how well people live.
According to their data, Butler ranks seventh in terms of “health outcomes”- which include length of life and quality of life. Butler ranks fifth in terms of “health factors”- which include health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment and social economic factors.
The report states 15 percent of adults in Butler County smoke, compared to 18 percent statewide. Adult obesity in Butler matched the state average at 29 percent.
View the entire report here.