Barnstable Town Metro Area, MA Health


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Barnstable Town, MA is a vibrant and diverse community located in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts. The local hospitals and medical facilities in the area provide high quality care for residents and visitors alike. Some of these include Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital, and Tobey Hospital. Additionally, there are many medical clinics throughout the town that specialize in various areas such as orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, women’s health, and more. The Barnstable Town Health Department has also been at the forefront of public health initiatives for years now and continues to strive to improve the overall health of its citizens through preventative measures such as immunizations and screening programs.

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 260 physicians per 100,000 population in Barnstable Town Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Barnstable Town Metro Area area is 83.1 (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 Barnstable Town Metro Area area is 40 (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 Barnstable Town Metro Area area is 82 (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 Barnstable Town Metro Area commutes 23.3 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 Barnstable Town Metro Area area is 88 (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