Lakeland, FL Health


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Lakeland, FL is a vibrant city that offers many resources to ensure the health and well-being of its residents. There are several local hospitals in Lakeland such as Lakeland Regional Health, Watson Clinic, and BayCare Health System along with numerous other medical facilities. These hospitals and medical facilities provide a range of services to support community health including preventative care, diagnostics, emergency care, and specialized treatment for various ailments. Additionally, Lakeland also offers many programs to promote healthy lifestyles such as community health education events and access to recreational activities at parks throughout the city. With an abundance of resources available to maintain good health, Lakeland remains a great place for residents to stay healthy.

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 128 physicians per 100,000 population in Lakeland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Lakeland area is 94.2 (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 Lakeland area is 46 (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.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Lakeland area is 90 (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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Lakeland commutes 21.0 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 Lakeland area is 47 (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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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Over 3 years ago

I used to live in Lakeland, It is hot, humid, crowded and getting more crowded, Most of the people are rude and unfriendly. I was born in the area and visit sometimes to  More

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Over 3 years ago

been there a few times i love it and i a m planning to ove this  More

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Over 6 years ago

Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I   More

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