Aetna, MN Health


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United States / Minnesota / No Metro Area / Pipestone County / Aetna / Zip Codes
Aetna, MN is a small rural town with a population of just under 500 people. Despite its size, the town is well-equipped with healthcare facilities and resources available to its citizens. There are two nearby hospitals - one in Park Rapids and one in Walker - that provide necessary medical care and services for those living in Aetna. The community also has several local medical facilities, such as a pharmacy, dental office, and several family practice offices to offer basic health care needs for Aetna residents. Furthermore, Aetna's proximity to larger cities ensures residents have access to more specialized medical care if needed. All of these health resources combined ensure that the citizens of Aetna have access to quality healthcare when 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 65 physicians per 100,000 population in Aetna. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Aetna area is 85.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

85.2 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Aetna 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 Aetna area is 98 (100=best). The US average is 87.

98 / 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 Aetna commutes 20.1 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 Aetna area is 92 (100=best). The US average is 58.

92 / 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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