Middlesex County, NJ Health


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Middlesex County is located in the central region of New Jersey and contains many towns hosting a diverse population. As such, it is important for residents to be aware of their local health resources. Residents of Middlesex have access to several hospitals and medical facilities throughout the county. Many medical centers offer a variety of services ranging from primary care to more specialized treatments and procedures. In addition, there are pharmacies, urgent care centers, specialists, home health aides, mental health clinicians, physical therapists and other professional medical providers available for those in need of healthcare services. Middlesex County also has a variety of public health initiatives that provide outreach programs and education on topics such as disease prevention, food safety and nutrition to promote healthy living within the community. With so many resources available for the residents of this county, it is easy to see why Middlesex County prides itself on its commitment to excellent healthcare and well-being for all its citizens.

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 248 physicians per 100,000 population in Middlesex County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Middlesex County area is 97.3 (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 Middlesex County area is 20 (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.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Middlesex County area is 68 (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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Middlesex County commutes 33.3 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 Middlesex County area is 54 (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.

Air Quality Health Risk