North Little Rock, AR Health


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North Little Rock, AR is a vibrant and growing city located in the heart of the state. It offers its residents and visitors access to many medical facilities such as hospitals, urgent care centers, doctors' offices, clinics, and specialty care centers. The healthcare system in North Little Rock is well equipped with modern technologies to provide quality medical services. There are many primary care physicians available for patients who need regular checkups or treatment for illnesses or injuries. Urgent care centers can provide quick diagnosis and treatment for minor health issues that require immediate attention. For more specialized care, there are also specialty care centers such as cardiology and neurology that specialize in treating conditions related to those areas of medicine. Local hospitals offer comprehensive services including emergency rooms and surgery departments which cater to very serious health concerns such as trauma or major illness. Overall, North Little Rock has an excellent healthcare system that provides adequate medical services for its citizens.

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 438 physicians per 100,000 population in North Little Rock. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the North Little Rock area is 87.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

87.0 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the North Little Rock area is 90 (100=best). The US average is 55.

90 / 100

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

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the North Little Rock area is 91 (100=best). The US average is 87.

91 / 100

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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in North Little Rock commutes 19.3 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the North Little Rock area is 29 (100=best). The US average is 58.

29 / 100

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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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Although crime and economics have taken their toll on the city, North Little Rock is beginning to improve greatly. Crime is become more isolated to certain areas of the  More

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Hot weather, crazy people. Kroger's supermarket rated "Best of Arkansas". Stay  More

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Over 18 years ago

The cost of living in North Little Rock are slowly creeping up as are the crime rate and illegal drug use. I have lived here for 25 years and it's time to move  More

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