Cabarrus County, NC Health


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Cabarrus County, North Carolina is an area that has a high quality of health and wellness resources. The county is served by several local hospitals and medical facilities that provide excellent care to residents in the community. These facilities offer a range of services including primary care, specialty care, diagnostics, urgent care and emergency services. In addition to the local hospitals and medical facilities, Cabarrus also offers a variety of other health-related options such as community wellness programs, support groups for people with mental health issues or chronic illness and even a free mobile clinic for people without regular access to healthcare. Through these resources, Cabarrus County is able to offer its citizens access to quality healthcare that helps them stay healthy and active.

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 189 physicians per 100,000 population in Cabarrus County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Cabarrus County area is 114.1 (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 Cabarrus County area is 90 (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 Cabarrus County area is 91 (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 Cabarrus County commutes 27.8 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 Cabarrus 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