Plainview, NY is an area that offers its residents many health benefits. The local hospitals and medical facilities provide quality care to the community by offering a variety of services. These organizations are dedicated to providing resources to help prevent and manage illnesses and injury in the area. Patients have access to primary care physicians, specialists, and an array of diagnostic tests. There are also a number of pharmacies in the area that offer prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications. All of these resources help ensure that Plainview residents are able to receive the best healthcare possible.
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 498 physicians per 100,000 population in Plainview. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Plainview area is 99.5 (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 Plainview area is 60 (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 Plainview area is 84 (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 Plainview commutes 38.5 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 Plainview area is 52 (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.