Which NYC Borough Is The Healthiest? The Answer May Surprise You

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is getting healthier.

Those are the findings in a recent report from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which uses a variety of criteria—from length and quality of life to health behaviors to social and economic factors—and issues an annual health report on every county in the U.S.

According to researchers, Manhattan’s New York County now ranks not only as the healthiest of the five boroughs, but it’s also the 8th healthiest county in the state, up from 24th place a year ago. Three other boroughs also made health strides, with Queens now ranked the 12th healthiest of New York’s 62 counties, Staten Island (Richmond County) ranked 24th and Brooklyn’s Kings County coming in at 43rd. However, the prognosis wasn’t so good for the Bronx, as the county finished last in the state in overall health outcomes.

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