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  HEALTH OVERVIEW
  

There are 433 physicians per 100,000 population in Durham, North Carolina. The US average is 210.

Durham, North Carolina Health Index

Air quality in Durham, North Carolina is 51 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Water quality in Durham, North Carolina is 80 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund index is 96 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation’s most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


  HEALTHDurham, North CarolinaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)  50.658.4
  Water Quality (100=best)  8055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)  95.686.9
  Physicians per Cap.  433210
  Health Cost  101.4100

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  10/24/2017
Progressive island of culture

One of the most progressive communities in North Carolina, Durham is also known for its foodie scene and for its medical industry.... (Read More)

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  3/25/2014
No One I Know Likes Durham

Durham is strange, if you are black or yankey Durham is a great town but otherwise... This is a backwater one horse town that does not like locals. The main employer in... (Read More)

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  12/6/2013
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