BetterDoctor.com says Boston is the healthiest city in USA

Boston has just been ranked the #1 most healthy city in America, according to the BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index.

To create this ranking, BetterDoctor.com — a free consumer healthcare tool that makes it easy to find a great doctor — evaluated cities across the U.S. based on important health criteria such as exercise rates, the percentage of highly rated doctors, and the number of residents with health insurance in each city.

Shown below are the complete rankings:

*** BETTERDOCTOR.COM HEALTHY CITIES INDEX ***

The Top 25 Most Healthy Cities
(each city’s total score on a 100-point scale is shown in parentheses)

#1: Boston, MA (74.5)
#2: Minneapolis, MN (73.6)
#3: Washington, DC (72.6)
#4: San Francisco, CA (66.4)
#5: Hartford, CT (62.7)
#6: Pittsburgh, PA (60.1)
#7: San Jose, CA (58.6)
#8: Salt Lake City, UT (58.5)
#9: Seattle, WA (57.7)
#10: Cincinnati, OH (57.6)
#11: Portland, OR (56.7)
#12: Denver, CO (56.6)
#13: Sacramento, CA (56.6)
#14: Atlanta, GA (55.9)
#15: San Diego, CA (55.3)
#16: Baltimore, MD (55.0)
#17: St. Louis, MO (54.7)
#18: Austin, TX (53.9)
#19: Raleigh, NC (52.7)
#20: Providence, RI (51.3)
#21: Buffalo, NY (50.3)
#22: Richmond, VA (48.6)
#23: Chicago, IL (48.4)
#24: New York, NY (47.7)
#25: Philadelphia, PA (44.0)

The Top 25 Least Healthy Cities

#1: Memphis, TN (15.8)
#2: Oklahoma City, OK (24.1)
#3: Louisville, KY (26.3)
#4: San Antonio, TX (27.3)
#5: Nashville, TN (29.0)
#6: Indianapolis, IN (29.5)
#7: Las Vegas, NV (29.8)
#8: New Orleans, LA (30.8)
#9: Los Angeles, CA (32.7)
#10: Jacksonville, FL (34.6)
#11: Detroit, MI (34.7)
#12: Riverside, CA (35.1)
#13: Phoenix, AZ (35.6)
#14: Orlando, FL (36.7)
#15: Tampa, FL (38.2)
#16: Miami, FL (38.3)
#17: Columbus, OH (38.5)
#18: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (38.9)
#19: Houston, TX (40.0)
#20: Kansas City, MO (40.0)
#21: Charlotte, NC (40.1)
#22: Birmingham, AL (42.2)
#23: Cleveland, OH (42.5)
#24: Virginia Beach, VA (42.9)
#25: Milwaukee, WI (43.4)

METHODOLOGY

For this study, BetterDoctor.com examined the following data for each city:

1. Population data about physical fitness (exercise rates, eating habits, chronic health problems and disease rates, access to parks and recreational activities, and more).

2. The percentage of doctors in the state that are highly rated according to BetterDoctor’s comprehensive, seven-variable algorithm.

3. The percentage of residents with health insurance coverage to assess how feasible it is for residents to get medical care.
COMPLETE RESULTS

For more details on these results, please visit:
https://betterdoctor.com/health/healthiest-cities/
OTHER INTERESTING FINDINGS

* Ranked #1 overall, Boston has a greater percentage of its residents covered by health insurance coverage than any other city.

* In Minneapolis, the city’s high exercise rate and excellent doctor-to-resident ratio helped it secure our ranking’s second position.

* Memphis was deemed the ‘unhealthiest city in America’ due in large part to its very low physical fitness rates and limited numbers of quality doctors.

© Copyright 2015 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed
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