Lukachukai, AZ is a small rural community located on the Navajo Nation Reservation. The health of the local population is largely dependent upon the availability of quality medical care and services. In Lukachukai, there are several local medical facilities that provide critical health care services to the community, such as primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, mental health services, and emergency services. These facilities also offer various specialty services such as dentistry and optometry. Additionally, there are three hospitals within a 50-mile radius of Lukachukai that provide comprehensive medical care for more serious conditions. All three hospitals have highly qualified staff members who strive to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients. Overall, access to high-quality medical care in Lukachukai is available to residents with some limitations due to distance from larger cities where more specialized care may be needed.
The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.
Physicians per Capita
There are 53 physicians per 100,000 population in Lukachukai. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Lukachukai area is 107.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
Water Qualtiy Index
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Lukachukai area is 42 (100=best). The US average is 55.
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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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Lukachukai area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 87.
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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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Lukachukai commutes 35.4 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
Air Quality Index
The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Lukachukai area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 58.
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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.