Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area, PA Health


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The health in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA Metro Area is quite diverse and varied. There are a variety of local hospitals, medical facilities, and specialized care centers available to those in need. The area is home to two major medical centers: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Both facilities provide comprehensive services for patients from all walks of life. Additionally, there are numerous primary care physician offices and specialty clinics throughout the metro area that offer personalized care for individuals and families. With such a wide range of services available, it is easy to find quality healthcare in this region when needed.

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 287 physicians per 100,000 population in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area area is 109.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

109.0 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area area is 12 (100=best). The US average is 55.

12 / 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area area is 57 (100=best). The US average is 87.

57 / 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area commutes 29.5 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 58.

52 / 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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