Durham, North Carolina 

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Health in Durham, North Carolina

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 433 physicians per 100,000 population in Durham. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Durham area is 103.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

103.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Durham area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 55.

80 / 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 Durham area is 96 (100=best). The US average is 87.

96 / 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 Durham commutes 22.5 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 Durham area is 51 (100=best). The US average is 58.

51 / 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.

Air Quality Health Risk

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    Reviews for Durham    39 Reviews
    The Good is Great and the Bad is Awful - 4/17/2020
    The good things in Durham are great, and the bad things in Durham are awful. I have lived in Durham for 5 years. The good: In Durham there is excellent and highly... Read More

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    From the pan into the fire!!? - 2/26/2020
    This is the closest thing to hell that I've ever lived!! Gangs, guns and murder. And it spreading. Good... Read More

    Welcome to the GHETTO - 4/2/2019
    I have been living here for 13 years and I hate it. When I first got here downtown was a ghost town. It has been rehabbed with all sorts of wacky houses and... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
    27713 27707 27703 27705 27704 27701 27712 27503 27709

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