Odessa, MI is a small town located in the mid-Michigan region. The town has a population of about 1,800 people and is known for its scenery and community atmosphere. In terms of health, Odessa has several local hospitals and medical facilities that provide care to the local population. The hospitals are staffed with highly experienced physicians and nurses who specialize in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to their patients. Additionally, there are also many specialists available such as gynecologists, cardiologists, and general practitioners to offer additional services if needed. Odessa also offers a wide range of health programs and activities aimed at helping its citizens stay healthy and active. These include nutrition education classes, group fitness classes, senior centers, community health clinics, and sports leagues for all ages. With these resources in place, residents of Odessa can be sure they have access to quality healthcare when they need it most.
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 41 physicians per 100,000 population in Odessa. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Odessa area is 83.5 (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 Odessa area is 50 (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 Odessa area is 45 (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 Odessa commutes 27.6 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 Odessa area is 82 (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.