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Bristol County is the healthiest in RI

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By: Dee DeQuattro

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Bristol County is Rhode Island's healthiest county.

According to the Rhode IslandDepartment of Health Bristol County is the healthiest county in the state basedon 29 factors including smoking rates, physical activity, nutrition, graduationrates, and access to healthy foods.

"These rankings show us once again theimportance of investing in the health and well-being of Rhode Island at the community level," saidDirector of Health Michael Fine, M.D. "By identifying the health issuesaffecting each county and building local partnerships to address these issues,we can make the entire state a healthier place to live."

Newport County ranked second, WashingtonCounty third, Kent county fourth, and Providence Countylast.

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