A recent report tells that the Dubois county gets the ninth place and is ranked as the 23rd healthiest of Indiana’s 92 countries. The update comes in front of the report which gets released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Donna Oeding who is an administrative director of the Dubois County Health Department says,”I’m a little disappointed with our ranking, although the bottom line is that that still tells me we have a lot of work to do to improve the health of our citizens in our county.”
The report is worked as the conclusion made by the 2018 County Health Rankings which involves around 50 health reports. These reports tell about the overall health of the countries in every state countrywide. The countries receive a snapshot of the same every year that how healthy is their citizens are and also give a comparison of the overall health. It also updates the factors which actually influence the health of other countries and in the state as well.
This health report which had marked the Dubois County on the 23rd position tells that the measure of mortality and morbidity are the effective causes for such results. The mortality rate which is noted down is based on the data which denotes the premature deaths. The morbidity rate which gets ranked is the result of the health-related quality of the life and birth outcomes at the same time.
“I don’t want to make this all a negative; that’s why I don’t want to focus on this, ‘We fell from 14th to 23rd. Yes, that was kind of, ‘Oh my goodness, what in the world happened,’ but I don’t see anything alarming in the data that says, ‘Man, we need to take a look at this now and start addressing this issue right now.’ The numbers were just a minor shift one way or the other,” Oeding said.