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  HEALTH OVERVIEW
  

There are 193 physicians per 100,000 population in Etowah County, Alabama. The US average is 210.

Etowah County, Alabama Health Index

Air quality in Etowah County, Alabama is 48 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 Etowah County, Alabama is 85 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 90 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.

  HEALTHEtowah, AlabamaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)  48.458.4
  Water Quality (100=best)  8555
  Superfund Sites (100=best)  89.586.9
  Physicians per Cap.  193210
  Health Cost  91.7100

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