Ellsworth township, KS Health


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United States / Kansas / No Metro Area / Ellsworth County / Ellsworth township / Zip Codes
Ellsworth Township, KS is a rural area located in the central part of the state. Although the population size is small, it has an abundance of local medical facilities and hospitals for its residents. Many of these provide quality primary care services such as general check-ups, preventive health screenings, vaccinations, and minor medical procedures. Additionally, there are several specialty care clinics for chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The area also has multiple pharmacies, physical therapy centers and mental health services to meet the needs of its citizens. Overall, Ellsworth Township provides residents with a wide range of health care options to ensure their well-being.

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 63 physicians per 100,000 population in Ellsworth township. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Ellsworth township area is 98.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.1 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Ellsworth township area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 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 Ellsworth township area is 53 (100=best). The US average is 87.

53 / 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 Ellsworth township commutes 16.5 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 Ellsworth township area is 81 (100=best). The US average is 58.

81 / 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.

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