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Columbus Co. weighs in at #100 for NC health rankings...again

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Once again, Columbus County falls at the bottom of the list, weighing in as the least-healthy county in the state. Once again, Columbus County falls at the bottom of the list, weighing in as the least-healthy county in the state.

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its 2012 health rankings for North Carolina and the results are not good for Columbus County.

Once again, Columbus County falls at the bottom of the list, weighing in as the least-healthy county in the state.

The report is based on several factors, including lifespan, exercise habits, medical access and similar factors.

The bad ranking in Columbus (100 out of 100 counties) is based in part because of high rates of smoking, obesity, premature death and teen births.

Click here to see the specific details for Columbus County.

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